Title: The role of alliances in leveraging national local content policies for firm competitiveness

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2017.089844

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 *

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