Strategic Alliance


Strategic alliances are important in today's increasingly interconnected world. Research and case study examples of leading international firms are presented and critical factors for success are outlined.

Technique Overview

Strategic Alliance

Strategic Alliance Definition

Strategic alliances are collaborative organisational arrangements that use resources and/or governance structures from more than one existing organisation (Inkpen, 2001).

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Further Reading

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  • Bloomberg Businessweek (2011) Apple Accused in Suit of E-Book Price Fixing With Publishers, [Online], available at: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-10/apple-accused-in-suit-of-e-book-price-fixing-with-publishers.html.
  • Doz, Y. (1996) The Evolution of Cooperation in Strategic Alliances: Initial Conditions or Learning Processes, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 17 pp. 55-83.
  • Doz, Y. and Hamel, G. (1998) Alliance Advantage: The Art of Creating Value Through Partnering, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA.
  • Dyer, J. H. (1997) Effective Interfirm Collaboration: How Firms Minimize Transaction Costs and Maximise Transaction Value, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 18 pp. 535-56.

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