Title: Toward an integrated model of strategy formulation for strategic technical alliances

Authors: Chung-Shing Lee, Nicholas S. Vonortas

Addresses: Pacific Lutheran University, School of Business, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003, USA. Center for International Science and Technology Policy and Department of Economics, The George Washington University, 2013 G Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Abstract: The complex nature of business motives to engage in cooperative agreements requires the formulation of analytical frameworks that can accommodate overlapping elements of various theoretical perspectives on strategic technical alliances. The relevant theoretical perspectives include several major conceptual orientations of strategic management such as the competitive force, strategic behaviour, resource-based view of the firm, strategic network, dynamic capabilities, and the strategic options perspective. An analytical framework is sketched out in this paper that incorporates the full life cycle of an alliance - formation, operation, dissolution. The alliance formation part of this framework is used to outline the international technological cooperation strategies of three large Taiwanese electronics firms.

Keywords: strategic alliances; technological cooperation; strategic management; Taiwan electronics industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2002.001790

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2002 Vol.1 No.3, pp.292-312

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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