Alliance block composition patterns in the microelectronics industry

Duysters, Geert and Lemmens, Charmianne (2008). Alliance block composition patterns in the microelectronics industry. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Duysters, Geert
    Lemmens, Charmianne
    Title Alliance block composition patterns in the microelectronics industry
    Publication Date 2008
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract In this note we examine whether a position in a technology alliance block is accessible to everyone. It appears that partners are selected on the basis of distinctive attributes they have, which can inhibit outsiders to join these alliance groups. Our findings clearly indicate that alliance blocks are composed of actors that have rather similar characteristics. The social selection processes that alliance block members employ vis-à-vis non-block members can create a source of competitive advantage in terms of a higher innovative performance. Empirical research is focused on the international microelectronics industry.
    Keyword Strategic technology alliances
    Alliance block membership strategy
    Microelectronics industry
    Group-based competition
    JEL O31
    O32
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2008
    ISSN 1871-9872
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