Alliance Advantage : The Art of Creating Value Through Partnering
Partnerships between companies receive a great deal of attention from top managers and researchers at the time of their formation. This attention results largely from the common perception that the initial structuring of partnerships and establishment of common goals determines partnership outcomes and success. In Alliance Advantage, Doz and Hamel shift the focus away from deal making to the internal processes within the partnership and the unfolding interactions among partners that play an important and relatively unexplored role in shaping outcomes. Focusing on the underlying reasons why companies enter alliances and the processes by which they continually learn from their interactions and re-evaluate common--and individual--goals, the authors paint a sophisticated picture of alliance dynamics over time. The authors challenge organizations to define their objectives for alliance formulation and consider whether their own corporate culture provides an "alliance ready" atmosphere.
- Hardback | 334 pages
- 166 x 242 x 33.78mm | 675g
- 01 Jul 1998
- Harvard Business Review Press
- Boston, MA, United States
Back cover copy
Alliance Advantage aims to help today's managers and their companies be more successful in their efforts to create and guide thriving alliance strategies. Alliance Advantage provides both conceptual and practical tools for analyzing the design and performance of alliances. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive guide that will help managers build new collaborations and improve existing ones. Each chapter examines a different aspect of an alliance, from selecting the right partners to minimizing conflicts to determining further commitments.
About Yves L. Doz
Yves L. Doz is the Timken Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, France. Gary Hamel is the coauthor, with C.K. Prahalad, of Competing for the Future (HBS Press), an international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold.