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Strategic alliances and three perspectives: A review of literature on alliances
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Strategiska allianser och tre perspektiv (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This study uses academic literature from peer-reviewed journals to assess the literary consensus of the three perspectives. The literature has been found by using specific keywords and an assortment of scholarly databases. The analysis of the literature is structured according to explanations for alliance formation, the attainment of advantages, and disadvantages according to the perspectives. The study is written in article format.

Conclusions: The perspectives both overlap and differ from one another but focus on different aspects and incentives. There are, however, more similarities between the resource-based and knowledge-based views. Transaction cost theory and the knowledge-based view are narrow explanatory models, whereas the resource-based view offers a broader view on alliances. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
strategic alliance, transaction cost theory, resource-based view, knowledge-based view
Keyword [sv]
strategisk allians, transaktionskostnadsteori, resursbaserad teori, kunskapsbaserad teori
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18189OAI: diva2:604397
Subject / course
Business Administration
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-12 Created: 2013-02-09 Last updated: 2013-02-12Bibliographically approved

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