Strategic alliance research in the era of digital transformation: perspectives on future research

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He, Q., Meadows, Maureen, Angwin, Duncan, Gomes, Emanuel and Child, John 2020. Strategic alliance research in the era of digital transformation: perspectives on future research. British Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12406
AuthorsHe, Q., Meadows, Maureen, Angwin, Duncan, Gomes, Emanuel and Child, John
Abstract

The emerging digital transformation in the 21st century is rapidly and significantly changing the business landscape. The fast-changing activities, expectations and new modes of collaboration suggest it is time to review the current theoretical insights from Strategic Alliance (SA) research, which are based on assumptions from a different era. We therefore aim to stimulate multidisciplinary debate and theoretical reflections to better understand emerging paradoxes and challenges that contemporary firms face in the formation, evolution and dissolution of strategic alliances. Specifically, we offer alternative visions of SA research and suggest fresh applications or supplements of existing theoretical perspectives and research methods that can better address research questions that are emerging from an era of digital transformation.

KeywordsStrategic alliance; digital transformation; critical perspective; future research; dynamic environments; paradoxes
Year2020
JournalBritish Journal of Management
PublisherWiley
ISSN1045-3172
1467-8551
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12406
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624799
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Publication dates21 May 2020
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Accepted17 Apr 2020
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby, Coventry University, University of Nottingham, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and University of Birmingham
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