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    Understanding strategic alliance life cycle: a 30 year literature review of leading management journals


    Dhaundiyal, Mayank and Coughlan, Joseph (2020) Understanding strategic alliance life cycle: a 30 year literature review of leading management journals. Business: Theory and Practice, 21 (2). pp. 519-530. ISSN 1822-4202

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    Abstract

    This paper contributes to the strategic alliance literature by undertaking a literature review of the burgeoning strategic alliance literature published in the last three decades in the mainstream management journals to fulfil two primary objectives. First, to bring a coherent structure into the fairly vast and growing alliance literature and second, to serve as a medium for a holistic understanding of the major life stages of strategic alliances. This is done by first dividing the alliance literature into three distinct yet related alliance life stages namely the pre-alliance stage, alliance formation stage and the alliance management and performance stage, and then by discussing in detail the three alliance stages individually. The paper would be useful for academics as well as practitioners looking to get a holistic understanding of strategic alliances and its three distinct yet related life stages and the key research papers which have been published focussing on each of these alliance stages.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Cite as: Dhaundiyal, M., & Coughlan, J. (2020). Understanding strategic alliance life cycle: a 30 year literature review of leading management journals. Business: Theory and Practice, 21(2), 519-530. https://doi.org/10.3846/btp.2020.11530
    Keywords: strategic alliances; literature review; interorganizational relationships; interfirm partnerships; joint ventures;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 14955
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3846/btp.2020.11530
    Depositing User: Joseph Coughlan
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 15:18
    Journal or Publication Title: Business: Theory and Practice
    Publisher: Vilnius Tech Journals
    Refereed: Yes
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