Challenging the current flood of mergers and acquisitions this book presents an alternative, more efficient strategy of inter-firm alliances. In the context of recent developments in international business, the discussion takes in alliances between buyers and suppliers, between competitors and between firms in different industries. This theory is illustrated and elaborated with empirical detail from a variety of international case-studies. These studies include the car industry in the US, Europe and Japan, the Dutch photocopier industry and ten European electronic suppliers ... Inter-firm Alliances combines resource-based views, transaction-cost analysis and institutional economics to develop an original and comprehensive theory of inter-firm alliances and a coherent method for managing them.Institutions are defined as environments and arrangements which limit and guide conduct (North and Thomas 1973; North 1990). They include ... Among other things, they may serve to guide relations with other organizations, and are then part of firm-level relational competence. ... causing creative destruction of existing practices, thus exerting a force away from equilibrium between supply and demand.
|Author||:||Bart Nooteboom, Professor of Organization Faculty of Management and Organization Bart Nooteboom|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2008-02-20|