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The Need for Scale as a Driver of Alliance Formation: Choosing between Collaborative and Autonomous Production

Abstract

In this paper, we reconsider why firms choose to form horizontal alliances when launching a new product rather than to undertake such a project on their own. We observe that past work on alliance formation has focused on resource complementarity as the main driver for inter-firm collaboration and, on this basis, has identified firm characteristics that induce them to collaborate. We propose that scale-related motives are also a major driver of alliance formation and argue that firms forming scale alliances exhibit different profiles than those forming complementary alliances.
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hal-00586551 , version 1 (17-04-2011)

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Bernard Garrette, Xavier Castañer, Pierre Dussauge. The Need for Scale as a Driver of Alliance Formation: Choosing between Collaborative and Autonomous Production. 2005. ⟨hal-00586551⟩

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