CHAPTER: Entrepreneurship Through Mergers and Alliances — Schumpeter Remixed

By BENJAMIN GOMES-CASSERES, in Sharon Matusik and Jeffrey Reuer (eds.), Chapter 4, Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Collaboration, Oxford University Press,…

CHAPTER: Profitability of JVs Abroad — A New Empirical Puzzle

By BENJAMIN GOMES-CASSERES, MAURICIO JENKINS, and PETER ZÁMBORSKÝ, in Farok Contractor and Jeffrey Reuer (eds.),Advancing the Frontiers of Alliance Research,…

Do Alliances Promote Knowledge Flows?

By BENJAMIN GOMES-CASSERES, JOHN HAGEDOORN, and ADAM JAFFE, Journal of Financial Economics, 2006) Explores the role of interfirm alliances as…

How Alliances Reshape Competition

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

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…

BOOK: The Alliance Revolution — The New Shape of Business Rivalry

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (1996) In-depth study of the rise and role of alliance “constellations” in business rivalry, particularly…

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…

Firm Ownership Preferences and Host Government Restrictions

(Journal of International Business Studies, 1990) Integrates two approaches to explanation of ownership choices: transaction-cost economics and business-government bargaining. Tests…

Ownership Structure of Foreign Subsidiaries

(Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1989) Examines how U.S. MNCs select ownership structures of foreign subsidiaries. Model based on…

Joint Ventures in the Face of Global Competition

(Sloan Management Review) Presents a framework to help managers decide when to use a joint venture in investments abroad. Factors…

Joint Venture Cycles: The Evolution of Ownership Strategies of U.S. MNEs, 1945-75

(in Cooperative Strategies in Internaitonal Business, eds. Farok Contractor and Peter Lorange, 1988) Explores trends in joint venture formation over…