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The Handbook of Strategic Alliances covers state-of-the-art research on strategic alliances and serves to pave the road for future alliance research. Little is understood about the specific managerial challenges involved in establishing and operating alliances from their initial setup and throughout their life cycle. The Handbook is intended to fill this gap by looking inside some of the “black boxes” that have been acknowledged in the alliance literature but seldom opened. Leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe chart the alliance literature, its evolution, current state, and future course.

Networks of Strategic Alliances
Networks of strategic alliances
GordonWalker

The intent of this chapter is to lay out in a general way the current state and trends of research on alliance networks as well as the promising paths for future work. The emphasis is primarily on the match between theory, method, and data both for local networks—composed of firms and their partners—and for the ...

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