Do alliances promote knowledge flows?

(Journal of Financial Economics, 2006) Explores the role of interfirm alliances as a mechanism for sharing technological knowledge. Finds that…

How Alliances Reshape Competition

(Handbook of Strategic Alliances) Alliances are intended to help firms cooperate better and also to help them compete better. Are…

Value Destruction in Joint Ventures?

(Brandeis Working Paper) Finds and explores a striking empirical pattern: U.S. multinationals’ joint ventures abroad are substantially and systematically less…

Competitive Advantage in Alliance Constellations

(Strategic Organization) What determines the success of a firm competing as part of an alliance constellation? The elements of a…

Alliances: Encyclopedia Definition

(Encyclopedia International Political Economy) An inter-firm alliance is an organizational structure to govern an incomplete contract between separate firms and…

The Logic of Alliance Fads: Why Collective Competition Spreads

(Oxford University Press chapter, forthcoming) Alliances often seem to spread in waves. This paper uses field data and the literature…

Joint Venture Instability: Is It A Problem?

(Columbia Journal of World Business, 1997) Examines evidence of instability (or survival) of joint ventures of U.S. manufacturing affiliates abroad….

Alliance Strategies of Small Firms

(Small Business Economics) Concludes that small firms follow one of two alliance strategies. When the firms are small relative to…

Small Firms in International Competition

(in Peter Buckley, edited volume, 1995) Examines the sources of competitive advantage of small firms in global competition.

Group versus Group: How Alliance Networks Compete

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Collaboration in business is no longer confined to conventional two-company alliances, such…