Authors: Maksim Belitski; Yelena Kalyuzhnova; Dina Azhgaliyeva
Addresses: Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UB, UK ' Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UB, UK ' Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd., Singapore 119077, Singapore
Abstract: This study investigates the role of alliances in leveraging local content policies (LCPs) for firm competitiveness. In international markets where competition is strong, firms that are part of a group may demonstrate a higher level of competitiveness. Analysis of Kazakhstani firms over two periods, 2009 and 2013, before and after implementation of the local content policy outlines the importance of alliances as a conduit of knowledge and resources.
Keywords: alliance; firm performance; developing country; local content policy; Kazakhstan.
International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2017 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.69 - 85
Received: 01 Jun 2017
Accepted: 15 Sep 2017
Published online: 01 Feb 2018 *