A Matching Theory of Alliance Formation and Organizational Success : Complementarity and Compatibility

@inproceedings{Mitsuhashi2008AMT,
  title={A Matching Theory of Alliance Formation and Organizational Success : Complementarity and Compatibility},
  author={Hitoshi Mitsuhashi},
  year={2008}
}
This study advances our understanding of network dynamics by applying matching theory to the formation of interorganizational alliances. We introduce market complementary and resource compatibility as two critical matching criteria in alliance formation, and argue that good matches increase firm performance. Using data from liner shipping, we find effects of matching on alliance formation. But contrary to our expectations, alliances by networked firms, rather than isolate firms, exhibit better… CONTINUE READING
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