Strategic Alliances: Theory and Evidence by Jeffrey J. ReuerStrategic Alliances: Theory and Evidence by Jeffrey J. Reuer

Strategic Alliances: Theory and Evidence

EditorJeffrey J. Reuer

Hardcover | March 15, 2004

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This reader will provide an introduction to the basic theories and concepts in the area of collaborative strategy as well as an overview of current evidence on alliances. Alliance research has become something of a cottage industry, with scores of recent articles on the subject. Thus, oneaim of the book is to provide readers with a road map of where to start for some of the most important perspectives on collaborative strategy. The book begins with articles presenting a broad picture of alliance research. Each of these pieces individually provides a solid and helpful literature review and introduction to the topic. The book then considers economic perspectives on alliances, which examine the question of what promptsfirms to enter into collaboration with others, and when alliances are suitable relative to alternatives such as internal development and acquisitions. The third portion of the book takes up real options, an emerging perspective which is currently popular in the strategy field as a whole, and haslikewise changed how one thinks about alliance motives and what determines the usefulness of short-lived collaborations for parent firms. This section offers the pioneering piece as well as some empirical evidence relating to the prospects for this new perspective on alliances. The book thenconsiders learning perspectives on alliances. This section begins with work examining learning within individual alliances and the competitive processes that shape the dynamics of inter-firm collaboration. It then proceeds to address the question of whether firms can develop an alliance capabilityin general and through accumulated experience in particular. The concluding section introduces readers to relational perspectives of collaborative strategy.
Jeffrey J. Reuer is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Management at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and is on leave from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Purdue University. He serves on the editorial and a...
Title:Strategic Alliances: Theory and EvidenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:474 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.96 inPublished:March 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Jeffrey J. Reuer: Introduction - Strategic Alliance Research: Progress and ProspectsPart I: Overview of Research on Interfirm Collaboration1. Farok. J. Contractor and Peter Lorange: Why Should Firms Cooperate? The Strategy and Economics Basis for Cooperative Ventures2. Bruce Kogut: Joint Ventures: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives3. Arvind Parkhe: International Joint VenturesPart II: Economic Perspectives on Interfirm Collaboration4. Jean-Francois. Hennart: A Transaction Cost Theory of Equity Joint Ventures5. Srinivasan Balakrishnan and Mitchell P. Koza: Information Asymmetry, Adverse Selection, and Joint Ventures6. Jean-Francois Hennart and Sabine Reddy: The Choice Between Mergers/Acquisitions and Joint Ventures: The Case of Japanese Investors in the United States7. Jeffrey. J. Reuer and Mitchell P. Koza: Asymmetric Information and Joint Venture Performance: Theory and Evidence for Domestic and International Joint VenturesPart III: Real Options Perspectives on Interfirm Collaboration8. Bruce Kogut: Joint Ventures and the Option to Expand and Acquire9. Tailan Chi and Donald J. McGuire: Collaborative Ventures and Value of Learning: Integrating the Transaction Cost and Strategic Option Perspectives on Foreign Market Entry10. Jeffrey J. Reuer and Michael J. Leiblein: Downside Risk Implications of Multinationality and International Joint VenturesPart IV: Learning Perspectives on Interfirm Collaboration11. Gary Hamel: Competition for Competence and Interpartner Learning Within International Strategic Alliances12. Tarun Khanna, Ranjay Gulati, and Nitin Nohria: The Dynamics of Learning Alliances: Competition, Cooperation, and Relative Scope13. Harry G. Barkema, Oded Shenkar, Freek Vermeulen, and John H. J. Bell: Working Abroad, Working with Others: How Firms Learn to Operate International Joint VenturesPart V: Relational Perspectives on Interfirm Collaboration14. Jeffrey H. Dyer and Harbir Singh: The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive Advantage15. Ranjay Gulati: Alliances and Networks16. Gordon Walker, Bruce Kogut, and Wwijian Shan: Social Capital, Structural Holes, and the Formation of an Industry Network