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Business as International Politics: Drawing Insights from Nation-State to Inter-Firm Alliances

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  • Shenkar Oded

    (The Ohio State University)

  • Arikan Ilgaz

    (Georgia State University)

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    This paper broadens the scope and depth of business alliance research by way of interdisciplinary enrichment. The paper draws on the political science literature on nation-state alliances to generate insights into the establishment, operations and performance of inter-firm alliances. Shared theory bases of game theory and transaction cost economics, as well as theories, variables and research findings indigenous to political science are posited as a platform from which propositions regarding inter-firm alliances are derived.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Business and Politics.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (January)
    Pages: 1-33

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:buspol:v:11:y:2010:i:4:n:1
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