Title: Research issues and future directions in strategic alliances: a reply to Prof. Parkhe's reply

Authors: Refik Culpan

Addresses: School of Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057, USA

Abstract: This is a response to Prof. Parkhe|s reply to my article published in this journal, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances in Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009. It notes that Prof. Parkhe mostly agree with my views and assessments of strategic alliances in terms of their epistemology and taxonomy. However, it recognises that agency theory was not covered in my article as noted by Prof. Parkhe. In addition, this reply explores most recent literature (years 2008 and 2009) on strategic alliance and interfirm partnerships. Moreover, it points out that prospective research avenues for future researchers. Toward this end, it emphasises the importance of investigating collaboration between firms from developed and emerging markets.

Keywords: strategic alliances; research issues; future directions; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2010.036096

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2010 Vol.1 No.4, pp.397 - 400

Available online: 19 Oct 2010 *

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