Title: Analysis of strategic motives for formation of alliances using total interpretive structural modelling

Authors: Harchitwan Kaur Lamba; Sanjay Dhir; Viput Ongsakul

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India ' NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: The aim of this study is to explore existing literature on strategic motives for the formation of alliances to map authors and determine co-citational links between the motives, identify the most studied motives and interpret the links between them. A list of 72 articles published in Scopus listed research journals was created after screening. Bibliometric analysis was conducted for both citation and co-citation analysis using RStudio and VOSViewer softwares, respectively. Following that, eight of the most explored motives were chosen and total interpretive structural modelling (TISM) was conducted and a model was developed to understand links between these motives. TISM showed hierarchical links between the motives of access to resources, technology transfer and, competitiveness. This study helps in learning how strategic motives affect one another and why, and to advance managers' decision-making process leading organisations into alliances.

Keywords: bibliometric analysis; strategic alliances; hierarchical modelling; motives; total interpretive structural modelling; TISM.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2022.10048949

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2022 Vol.14 No.1, pp.21 - 47

Received: 24 Apr 2022
Accepted: 24 Apr 2022

Published online: 19 Jul 2022 *

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