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Uncertainty reduction mechanisms in cross-sector alliances in Latin America


  • Koljatic, Mladen
  • Silva, Mónica


The present study explores three uncertainty reduction mechanisms that arise in the context of business alliance formation to assess whether these same mechanisms also operate in the development of alliances between non-profits and businesses. Secondary data from field-based case studies of Latin American cross-sector alliances are the focus of this analysis. The findings show that the same mechanisms operate to reduce uncertainty in cross-sector alliance formation and that alliance experience appears to determine the presence of some mechanisms.

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  • Koljatic, Mladen & Silva, Mónica, 2008. "Uncertainty reduction mechanisms in cross-sector alliances in Latin America," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 61(6), pages 648-650, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:61:y:2008:i:6:p:648-650

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    1. Matthew Murphy & Daniel Arenas & Joan Batista, 2015. "Value Creation in Cross-Sector Collaborations: The Roles of Experience and Alignment," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 130(1), pages 145-162, August.
    2. Dayna Simpson & Kathryn Lefroy & Yelena Tsarenko, 2011. "Together and Apart: Exploring Structure of the Corporate–NPO Relationship," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 101(2), pages 297-311, June.
    3. Mukherjee, Debmalya & Gaur, Ajai S. & Gaur, Sanjaya S. & Schmid, Florian, 2013. "External and internal influences on R&D alliance formation: Evidence from German SMEs," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(11), pages 2178-2185.

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