Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Alliance Formation

  title={Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Alliance Formation},
  author={Dovev Lavie and Austin LORI ROSENKOPF},
Do firms balance exploration and exploitation in their alliance formation decisions and, if so, why and how? We argue that absorptive capacity and organizational inertia impose conflicting pressures for exploration and exploitation with respect to the value chain function of alliances, the attributes of partners, and partners’ network positions. Although… CONTINUE READING

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