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Instabilités des coopérations entre firmes multinationales et entreprises locales : configurations des alliances et issues stratégiques


  • Cheriet, F.


Our paper aims to analyze the relationship between asymmetric alliance instability forms and motives on the one hand, and secondly to estimate the effects of the alliance configuration (external environment, relationships between parents and performance) on how to change the allocation of capital between partners of an asymmetric relationship. This article is based on the contingency approach of instability (Ghoshal, Bartlett, 1990), with an analysis of the strategy of the multinational firm, as the main outcomes condition of cooperation with small size partners. The empirical study was conducted through a review of 105 cases of unstable strategic alliances formed between MNCs and local food enterprises in the Mediterranean. Our results support the multidimensional and dynamic analysis of asymmetric cooperative relationships issues. ...French Abstract : L’objet de cet article est d’analyser les liens entre les formes et les motifs d’instabilité d’une part, et d’estimer d’autre part les effets des facteurs de la configuration de l’alliance (environnement externe, relations entre les parents et performance de la relation) sur les modalités de modification de la répartition du capital entre les partenaires d’une relation asymétrique. Cet article s’inscrit dans une approche de la contingence des facteurs d’instabilité (Ghoshal, Bartlett, 1990), avec une analyse de la stratégie de la firme multinationale comme déterminant principal des issues des coopérations avec des partenaires de petites tailles. L’étude empirique a été menée à travers l’examen de 105 cas d’alliances stratégiques instables, formées entre des firmes multinationales et des entreprises locales agroalimentaires en Méditerranée. Nos résultats soutiennent l’analyse multidimensionnelle et dynamique des issues des relations coopératives asymétriques.

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  • Cheriet, F., 2011. "Instabilités des coopérations entre firmes multinationales et entreprises locales : configurations des alliances et issues stratégiques," Working Papers MOISA 201108, UMR MOISA : Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs : CIHEAM-IAMM, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro - Montpellier, France.
  • Handle: RePEc:umr:wpaper:201108

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    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration

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