The study of alliance governance is a significant component needed for the analysis of economic organization and the execution and performance of alliances. This authoritative research review discusses the most important research conducted on strategic alliances and their governance. It considers a number of important issues, including when firms use alliances relative to other organizational forms (e.g., acquisitions), alternative types of alliances, and the most important governance arrangements for inter-firm collaborations.
This book provides approachable and insightful chapters that summarize state-of-the-art thinking and research on alliances and networks. Contributions by leading scholars cover foundations or fundamentals as well as frontier areas through a diverse range of perspectives.