Alliance formation: A Study of the Malaysian Automobile Supporting Industry
strategic alliance with the parent firm of the network organiza-tion. We tested this assertion using data from archival sources on sixty-five Japanese automobile suppliers that had set up strategic alliances in Malaysia and that belonged to various inter-organizational networks. Results indicate that when affili-ate firms are dependent on the parent firm, they prefer to form symbiotic strategic alliances. Conversely, affiliate firms prefer competitive strategic alliances with competitors when they are not dependent on the parent firm. ALLIANCE FORMATION
A Study of the Malaysian Automobile Supporting Industry
Keywords: automobile industry; joint venture; mode of entry; networks; strategic alliances
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