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  • International Strategic Alliances: Their Role in Industrial Globalisation
Author
  • Nam-Hoon Kang
  • Kentaro Sakai
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • This paper reviews recent trends in international strategic alliances, which have grown more than fivefold between 1989 and 1999 paralleling the increase in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&​As). The paper covers frequency, type, purpose and geographical patterns of international alliances during the 1990s as an important aspect of industrial globalisation and analyses sectoral trends in industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and airlines. While international alliances provide firms with strategic flexibility, enabling them to respond to changing market conditions, they can also be effective paths for achieving global scale in enterprise operations along with M&​As and greenfield investment. Driving forces behind international strategic alliances include cost economising in production and R&​D, strengthening market presence, and accessing intangible assets. The paper presents the recent and comprehensive data available on strategic alliances and ... Alliances stratégiques internationales : Leur role dans la mondialisation de l’industrie Ce document fait le point sur les tendances en matière d’alliances stratégiques internationales entre 1989 et 1999, période pendant laquelle ces opérations ont plus que quintuplé, tout comme, d’ailleurs, les fusions-acquisitions transnationales. Sont étudiées la fréquence, le type, l’objet et les profils géographiques des alliances internationales, qui ont constitué un élément majeur de la mondialisation de l’industrie. Les tendances sectorielles sont examinées dans l’automobile, les télécommunications, les produits pharmaceutiques et les compagnies aériennes. Tout en offrant aux sociétés une souplesse stratégique qui leur permet de répondre aux évolutions de l’environnement de marché, les alliances stratégiques internationales constituent aussi des moyens complémentaires pour atteindre une échelle mondiale dans les activités des entreprises, au même titre que les fusions-acquisitions et les investissements ex nihilo. Leurs motivations sont multiples : économiser sur les coûts de ...
  • RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2000/​5-en
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