Strategic Alliances for SME Development

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 2015

Strategic Alliances for SME Development is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that focuses on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series also includes 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 seeks to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that should enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances.

Strategic Alliances for SME Development contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 12 chapters in this volume deal with the increasingly significant role of strategic alliances in the development of SMEs, covering such diverse topics as management capability and internationalization of alliance portfolios, building alliances, development drivers, founder ties, competitive edge, strategic alignment, technology and innovative firms, and temporary project alliances. The chapters contain empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the noteworthy research perspectives on the role of strategic alliances for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

CONTENTS
Foreword to the Book Series by Michael A. Hitt. About the Book Series by T. K. Das. Alliance Portfolio Management Capability of SMEs: Strategies for Dealing with Larger Partners, Maria Bengtsson, Marlene Johansson, and Malin H. Nasholm. The Internationalization of an Alliance Portfolio as a SME Development Driver, Marco Castiglioni, Ignacio Castro, and Jose Luis Galan. Building Strategic Alliances in New and Small Ventures: A Review of Literature and Integrative Framework, Alice Comi and Martin J. Eppler. Entrepreneurial Firms in Search of Alliance Partners, T. K. Das and Irene Y. He. It's Who You Know and What You Do: How SMEs from Emerging Economies Capitalize on Founder Ties to Create Bargaining Power with Foreign Multinational Alliance Partners, Kaitlyn DeGhetto, Trey Sutton, Tim R. Holcomb, and R. Michael Holmes, Jr. Internationalization of Small Technology-Based Firms: The Role of Strategic Alliances, Mario Franco and Heiko Haase. Learning Processes in Temporary Project Alliances Formed by SMEs: A Typology, Leon Oerlemans, Rene Bakker, and Patrick Kenis. Licensing versus Joint Venture: An Analysis of Choices by Singaporean Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Nitin Pangarkar, Jie Wu, and Lin Yuan. The Role of Strategic Alliances in Developing Strategic Alignment in SMEs, Mona Rashidirad, Ebrahim Soltani, and Hamid Salimian. Strategic Alliances for the Development of Innovative SMEs within the Biopharmaceutical Industry: An Exploratory Analysis, Joanna Rybka, Nadine Roijakkers, Sarianna Lundan, and Wim Vanhaverbeke. Enhancing the Competitive Edge for SMEs: Effective Use of Strategic Alliances, Hiroshi Yasuda. Cross-Border Alliance Behavior by Mid-Size Firms, Bijuan Zhong, Emily Goldsmith, and Oded Shenkar. About the Contributors. Index.