Thursday, January 10, 2008

Virtuous cycles versus strategic constraints: Collaboration is a two-edged sword

"Interfirm collaboration can either enhance or constrain business growth. Kulwant Singh (National University of Singapore) and Will Mitchell (Duke) show that collaboration often creates a ""virtuous cycle"" in which strong businesses become stronger by attracting good partners. By contrast, though, new businesses that rush into partnerships with strong partners often face constraints in expanding beyond the boundaries that their strong partners impose."


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