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Alliance Capability:: A Comparison of the Alliance Strength of European and American Companies


  • De Man, Ard-Pieter


This paper compares alliance activity in Europe and the USA. By studying alliance experience and the quality of alliance management in both regions, insight is obtained into the effectiveness of companies in both regions in dealing with alliances. The USA has surpassed Europe both in number of alliances and in the quality of alliance management. American companies have implemented more alliance management techniques than European companies. Further anecdotal evidence and some long-term trends in the European economy suggest that Europe may be catching up soon.

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  • De Man, Ard-Pieter, 2005. "Alliance Capability:: A Comparison of the Alliance Strength of European and American Companies," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 315-323, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:23:y:2005:i:3:p:315-323

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    1. Kwangsoo Shin & Sang Ji Kim & Gunno Park, 2016. "How does the partner type in R&D alliances impact technological innovation performance? A study on the Korean biotechnology industry," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 141-164, March.
    2. Koen H. Heimeriks & Christopher B. Bingham & Tomi Laamanen, 2015. "Unveiling the temporally contingent role of codification in alliance success," Strategic Management Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(3), pages 462-473, March.


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