Alliances With Competitors : How to Combine and Protect Key Resources ?

@inproceedings{MitchellAlliancesWC,
  title={Alliances With Competitors : How to Combine and Protect Key Resources ?},
  author={Will Mitchell and Pierre Dussauge and Bernard Garrette}
}
Our study addresses two main questions: First, what types of alliances do firms tend to create when combining different kinds of resources? Second, what governance mechanisms do firms set up to coordinate and protect resources when they use them for different alliances? We examine 227 alliances between competitors in Asia, North America, and Europe. We first identify two types of alliances: scale alliances in which the partner firms contribute similar resources, and link alliances in which the… CONTINUE READING

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