Title: Strategic alliances for world competitiveness

Authors: Catherine P. Killen, Robert Hunt, Bradley Ayres, Christopher Janssen

Addresses: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), P0 Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia. Centre for Management Innovation and Technology, Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, NSW 2109, Australia. GPC, 2/2 Blaikie Road, Penrith, NSW 2750, Australia. GPC, 2/2 Blaikie Road, Penrith, NSW 2750, Australia

Abstract: Strategic alliances and business networks can provide organisations with the capability and flexibility to compete with the world. This paper demonstrates the principles of alliances and networks, outlines some government initiatives in this area, and finishes with a case study of General Power Controls (GPC), an Australian manufacturer who successfully competes with other manufacturers throughout the world.

Keywords: strategic alliances; global competition; SMEs (small to medium enterprises); business networks; lean and agile organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2002.003071

International Journal of Technology Management, 2002 Vol.24 No.5/6, pp.569-582

Available online: 11 Jul 2003 *

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