publication . Article . 2014

Motives behind Strategic Alliance Formation among Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania

Kafigi Jeje;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Journal of Management and Strategy, volume 5, issue 3 August, pages 76-88
Research on strategic alliance motives has attracted a great attention as firms strive to become market leaders. One critical area is to assess the contribution of these motives to strategic alliance formation. Most studies on alliance motives concentrate on international strategic alliances that involve large or multinational corporations from developed economies. Little research has been done on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), particularly Medium-Sized Enterprises (MEs) from the manufacturing industry in least developed economies like Tanzania. This study reveals the contribution of alliance motives to strategic alliance formation. It seeks to find factor...
free text keywords: strategic alliances, alliance motives, manufacturing medium-sized firms, multiple regression analysis, Tanzania
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