Interpartner Dynamics in Strategic Alliances

Edited by:
T. K. Das, City University of New York

A volume in the series: Research in Strategic Alliances. Editor(s): T. K. Das, City University of New York.

Published 2013

Interpartner Dynamics in Strategic Alliances is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that will focus on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series will cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series will also include comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business, economic, industrial, government, and non-profit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles, this book series will seek to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that will enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances.

Interpartner Dynamics in Strategic Alliances contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 13 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics that speak to the critical issues in the interactions between partner firms in strategic alliances. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues, such as relational mechanisms in alliances, role of interpersonal networks, parental control of joint ventures, conflict management, interpartner diversity, and multilevel embeddedness in multilateral alliances, and the more focused problems of alliance competence, roles of third parties, accounting for partner trust, relationship quality in construction alliances, and how natural resources may impact alliance formation. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the noteworthy research perspectives on interpartner dynamics in strategic alliances.

CONTENTS
Foreword to the Series, Michael A. Hitt. About the Series. 1 Alliance Competence: From Conceptualization to Implementation, with Implications for the Alliance Manager, Robert Edward Spekman. 2 Operating Routines, Cultural Alignment and Relational Mechanisms in Alliances, Poonam Khanna, Dovev Lavie, and Pamela R. Haunschild. 3 The Roles of Third Parties in Strategic Alliance Governance, Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis, Bart Nooteboom, Gjalt de Jong, and Dries Faems. 4 A Natural-Resource-Based Examination of Strategic Alliance Formation, Anne Norheim-Hansen. 5 A Circumplex Approach to Interpartner Dynamics in Strategic Alliances, Olivier Furrer, Brian Tjemkes, Pepijn Vos, Carmen Boymans, and Marit Ubachs. 6 Multilevel Embeddedness in Multilateral Alliances: A Conceptual Framework, Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson, Christian Lechner, and Hans van Kranenburg. 7 Interpartner Dynamics in Asymmetric Strategic Alliances: The Role of Interpersonal Networks, Annabelle Jaouen, Olivier Meier, and Audrey Missonier. 8 Dynamic Evolution of Equity Joint Venture Relationships: Role of the Parent Companies and Joint Venture Control, Pieter E. Kamminga and Jeltje van der Meer-Kooistra. 9 Managing Conflict in International Strategic Alliances, Saleema Kauser. 10 Accounting for Partners that are Worth Trusting, Morten Jakobsen. 11 Quality of Partner Relations in International Construction Alliances, Beliz Ozorhon and David Arditi. 12 Power as a Management Tool for Strategic Alliances: A Study of Russian Agri-Food Business, Vera Belaya and Jon Henrich Hanf. 13 Impact of Interpartner Diversity on the Performance of Global Strategic Alliances, Hiroshi Yasuda. About the Contributors. Index.