Strategic alliances in corporate communities. The evolution of telecommunications 1980-1988 Article

Fombrun, CJ, Kumaraswamy, A. (1991). Strategic alliances in corporate communities. The evolution of telecommunications 1980-1988 . 3(3), 243-259. 10.1016/0922-1425(91)90008-Z

cited authors

  • Fombrun, CJ; Kumaraswamy, A

fiu authors

abstract

  • Competition in telecommunications increasingly fuses firms into a network of interdependent industries. We propose the concept of the corporate community as a unit of analysis for investigating technological convergences. Corporate communities augment our understanding of interfirm competition by pointing to the strategic constellations within which firms are embedded, and emphasizing relationships that span traditionally segmented industries and nation-states. In addition to examining the evolving configuration of global alliances in telecommunications between 1980 and 1988, this paper demonstrates empirically that the selection of alliance strategies is influenced by firms' relative size, expenditures on research and development, profitability, and capital structure. © 1991.

publication date

  • January 1, 1991

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 243

end page

  • 259

volume

  • 3

issue

  • 3