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The need for scale as a driver of alliance formation : choosing between collaborative and autonomous production

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  • Garrette, Bernard

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  • Castaner, Xavier

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  • Dussauge, Pierre

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    In this paper, the authors reconsider why firms choose to form horizontal alliances when launching a new product rather to undertake such a project on their own.

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    Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 821.

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    Length: 16 pages
    Date of creation: 07 Mar 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0821

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    Keywords: alliance formation; autonomous production; collaborative production;

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    4. Kogut, Bruce, 1989. "The Stability of Joint Ventures: Reciprocity and Competitive Rivalry," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(2), pages 183-98, December.
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