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Alliance portfolios and firm performance: the moderating role of firms’ strategic positioning

Alliance portfolios and firm performance: the moderating role of firms’ strategic positioning PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to fill the theoretical void in the discussion of effects of alliance portfolios on firm performance by studying the moderating role of a firm’s strategic positioning.Design/methodology/approachA fixed effects, autoregressive panel model on a comprehensive, longitudinal sample of large and medium-sized publicly traded companies in the USA.FindingsThe effect of alliance portfolios on firm performance is conditional on the firm’s strategic positioning.Research limitations/implicationsThe results may not be applicable to firms outside the USA or small firms.Practical implicationsExecutives should craft their alliance portfolios while considering the strategic positioning of their firms.Originality/valueThis paper presents the first study of alliance portfolios that uses a comprehensive, multi-industry sample while considering firms’ strategic positioning. The paper is the first to jointly study characteristics of alliance portfolios and firm strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Strategy and Management Emerald Publishing

Alliance portfolios and firm performance: the moderating role of firms’ strategic positioning

Journal of Strategy and Management , Volume 10 (2): 21 – May 15, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-425X
DOI
10.1108/JSMA-01-2016-0003
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to fill the theoretical void in the discussion of effects of alliance portfolios on firm performance by studying the moderating role of a firm’s strategic positioning.Design/methodology/approachA fixed effects, autoregressive panel model on a comprehensive, longitudinal sample of large and medium-sized publicly traded companies in the USA.FindingsThe effect of alliance portfolios on firm performance is conditional on the firm’s strategic positioning.Research limitations/implicationsThe results may not be applicable to firms outside the USA or small firms.Practical implicationsExecutives should craft their alliance portfolios while considering the strategic positioning of their firms.Originality/valueThis paper presents the first study of alliance portfolios that uses a comprehensive, multi-industry sample while considering firms’ strategic positioning. The paper is the first to jointly study characteristics of alliance portfolios and firm strategies.

Journal

Journal of Strategy and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: May 15, 2017

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