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First We Try, Then We Trust! Real Options and the Cooperation-Competition Tension in Strategic Alliance Social Dilemmas


  • McCarter, Matthew W.

    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Mahoney, Joseph T.

    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Northcraft, Gregory B.

    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


The cooperation-competition tension in strategic alliances creates a social dilemma where

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  • McCarter, Matthew W. & Mahoney, Joseph T. & Northcraft, Gregory B., 2009. "First We Try, Then We Trust! Real Options and the Cooperation-Competition Tension in Strategic Alliance Social Dilemmas," Working Papers 09-0101, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecl:illbus:09-0101

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    1. Bayona, Cristina & Garcia-Marco, Teresa & Huerta, Emilio, 2001. "Firms' motivations for cooperative R&D: an empirical analysis of Spanish firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(8), pages 1289-1307, October.
    2. Nancy T. Gallini, 2002. "The Economics of Patents: Lessons from Recent U.S. Patent Reform," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 16(2), pages 131-154, Spring.
    3. Armstrong, J. Scott & Overton, Terry S., 1977. "Estimating Nonresponse Bias in Mail Surveys," MPRA Paper 81694, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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