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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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The Impact of Tie Strength between Complementors in Strategic Alliances on Firms' Innovation and Performance

Mohamed, Fatma Ahmed 05 May 2007 (has links)
This study attempted to explicate and empirically assess the impact of tie strength between complementors in strategic alliances on firms? innovation and performance using the embeddedness perspective. The Embeddedness perspective emphasizes the importance of the social relationships upon which the firm can draw in its strategic behavior and performance. By using a sample of 49 firms in the software industry and collecting data for a five-year period, the study tested the following four hypotheses: First, there is a positive relationship between a firm?s tie strength with its complementors and innovation; second, there is a positive relationship between a firm?s innovation and its performance; third, there is a positive relationship between the strength of a firm?s ties with complementors and their performance; and fourth, innovation partially mediates the relationship between tie strength and performance. The first and second hypotheses were highly supported. The third and fourth hypotheses were not supported. Basically, the study found that firms with strong ties with their complementors were likely to exhibit more innovations. These successful innovations improve firm performance. As a result, the study suggested that it is critical for firms in the software industry to increase both the number and the strength of their alliances with their complementors.
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An analysis on business networks of the vertical transportation industry in Hong Kong /

Fan, Tak-yu, David. January 1996 (has links)
Thesis (M.B.A.)--University of Hong Kong, 1996. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 66-67).
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A model of intergovernmental collaboration in tourism among Asean nations.

Wong, Emma P. Y., Marketing, Australian School of Business, UNSW January 2008 (has links)
There often exists a skepticism regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of ASEAN tourism collaboration. The competitive nature of tourism, and the development gap between less-developed and developed member countries are some of the reasons ASEAN tourism is little more than a political gesture to the skeptics. In reality, the collaboration is slow-moving. Little is known about its mechanism let alone ways to improve it. Despite the continuous cooperative endeavor among the member nations since 1998 and the significant economic contribution tourism makes in the region, the ASEAN tourism phenomenon receives little attention from researchers. Hence, this research aims to answer two questions: (1) How do ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism? (2) What can be done to improve the collaboration? This research adopts a case study approach. It involves the formulation of theoretical propositions based on literature in political science and behavioral science. Primary data were collected from key stakeholders of ASEAN tourism by means of in-depth interviews. A total of twenty-one individuals participated. They represented nine out of the ten member governments, international organizations, industry associations, the academia, and consultancies. During the final stage of the research, congruence and discrepancies between the theoretical propositions and the empirical findings were identified, and a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration was constructed. One of the key findings is a recipe for success in intergovernmental tourism collaboration. It was found that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies: stakeholders ? especially the political will and commitment of national leaders; resources ? the technical and financial assistance provided by ASEAN dialogue partners; and cooperation management ? a flexible and ?conservative progressive? approach with a strong monitoring and evaluation mechanism. The contribution of this study is threefold. First, it fills an empirical gap by investigating a little yet known phenomenon that is politically and economically significant. Second, it contributes to theory development by extending the contextual boundaries of existing theories in intergovernmental collaboration. Finally, it provides directional and pragmatic policy recommendations on how to facilitate the collaborative process and on how to eliminate barriers to implementing the ASEAN Tourism Agreement.
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A strategic choice perspective of interorganizational relationships the antecedents and consequences of buyer-supplier cooperation /

Kerwood, Hazel. January 1999 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--York University, 1999. Schulich School of Business. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 222-230). Also available on the Internet. MODE OF ACCESS via web browser by entering the following URL: http://wwwlib.umi.com/cr/yorku/fullcit?pNQ39278.
15

Governance between European television and mobile communications industries : PALplus and GSM; a case study of Nokia

Ruottu, Annina January 1998 (has links)
No description available.
16

Building value-based strategic alliances in the shipping industry of Malaysia /

Kho, Gek Kwang. Unknown Date (has links)
The emergence of strategic alliances has been recognized as a viable source of competitive advantage across most industries in the business world. It also holds true in the evolution of the shipping industry in Malaysia as the globalization of shipping and logistic services now prevails over traditional shipping business practices. / The purpose of this study was to examine the creation of value in strategic alliances. Drawing on the theories of resource dependence, transaction cost, and collaborative advantage as intellectual base, an integrative conceptual framework of value driven strategic alliances was developed to analyse the rationale behind mutual value creation in the processes of collaboration and networking. / Quantitative data was collected by mail survey using questionnaires which were developed and validated by an expert panel and fine-tuned by a pilot test. The reliability of the instrument was tested by using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. As the alpha values were all above 0.8 all the constructs were found to have a high degree of internal consistency with this particular sample of respondents. The data collected were later systematically processed and analysed by appropriate statistical tools. / The results of this study contribute to existing knowledge of strategic alliances by bridging parts of prior theoretical voids in the value-based perspective. Shipping practitioners can also gain from this knowledge to better comprehend the implications of strategic alliances management in an effort to mutually create more value from their partnership. / Thesis (DBA(DoctorateofBusinessAdministration))--University of South Australia, 2005.
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On becoming a strategic partner :

Thaisriwichai, Terdtoon. Unknown Date (has links)
This study examines the perceptions of Human Resource (HR) practitioners working within privately owned companies in Thailand, about their role as a strategic partner. To clarify the evolution of traditional transaction-based HR management to a proactive and strategic approach, the multiple meanings and dimensions of the HR strategic partnership are critically compared to determine the extent to which they might add value to the organization. The study also examines the perception of HR practitioners about what influences them in becoming strategic partners. In addition, the extent to which HR practitioners in Thailand perceive that the HR strategic planning process is linked to the overall organizational planning process is examined and analysed. This study and the corresponding assessment instrument were created as an extension of two previous investigations into the extent to which HR practitioners were becoming more strategic within their business, with additional material for the assessment developed by the researcher. The questionnaires were distributed to a sample of 800 HR professionals who are current members of the Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT) during the period of May 15 to June 15, 2004. A total of 314 respondents were either in the position of the HR Manager or the head of HR of their respective company. / The findings of this research reveal that the HR practitioners in Thailand do not have a clear and defined conception of the interpretation and perception of their strategic partner role. It was found that there were similarities and differences between the roles of the strategic partner and business partner, and that the clarity of the differences in the concepts of these two roles was not clearly defined within the literature. According to the perceptions of the HR practitioners, some of the major forces influencing them in becoming strategic partners seem to be that there needs to be support from the senior management executive, acceptance from and partnership with line managers, as well as increased personal credibility of HR practitioners. Additionally, the HR practitioners appear to hold an illusion regarding the existence of what they believe they are doing strategically, which does not necessarily match the reality of their position as HR and/or strategic partner within the company. Thai culture also has a notable impact on the ability of the HR manager to be a strategic partner in personal and social traits which limits in having a proactive strategic role. / Thesis (DBA(DoctorateofBusinessAdministration))--University of South Australia, 2005.
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A model of intergovernmental collaboration in tourism among Asean nations.

Wong, Emma P. Y., Marketing, Australian School of Business, UNSW January 2008 (has links)
There often exists a skepticism regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of ASEAN tourism collaboration. The competitive nature of tourism, and the development gap between less-developed and developed member countries are some of the reasons ASEAN tourism is little more than a political gesture to the skeptics. In reality, the collaboration is slow-moving. Little is known about its mechanism let alone ways to improve it. Despite the continuous cooperative endeavor among the member nations since 1998 and the significant economic contribution tourism makes in the region, the ASEAN tourism phenomenon receives little attention from researchers. Hence, this research aims to answer two questions: (1) How do ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism? (2) What can be done to improve the collaboration? This research adopts a case study approach. It involves the formulation of theoretical propositions based on literature in political science and behavioral science. Primary data were collected from key stakeholders of ASEAN tourism by means of in-depth interviews. A total of twenty-one individuals participated. They represented nine out of the ten member governments, international organizations, industry associations, the academia, and consultancies. During the final stage of the research, congruence and discrepancies between the theoretical propositions and the empirical findings were identified, and a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration was constructed. One of the key findings is a recipe for success in intergovernmental tourism collaboration. It was found that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies: stakeholders ? especially the political will and commitment of national leaders; resources ? the technical and financial assistance provided by ASEAN dialogue partners; and cooperation management ? a flexible and ?conservative progressive? approach with a strong monitoring and evaluation mechanism. The contribution of this study is threefold. First, it fills an empirical gap by investigating a little yet known phenomenon that is politically and economically significant. Second, it contributes to theory development by extending the contextual boundaries of existing theories in intergovernmental collaboration. Finally, it provides directional and pragmatic policy recommendations on how to facilitate the collaborative process and on how to eliminate barriers to implementing the ASEAN Tourism Agreement.
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Study of the possibillity of container port alliance

Chao, Chung-min, Christina. January 2006 (has links)
Thesis (M. A.)--University of Hong Kong, 2006. / Also available in print.
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Building international strategic alliances through a network approach /

Tam, Kai-man. January 1998 (has links)
Thesis (M.B.A.)--University of Hong Kong, 1998. / Includes bibliographical references.

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