Competition, cooperation, and evolution in alliance networks

Lori Rosenkopf, Management, The Wharton School

Abstract: 
1) We examine the evolution of alliance networks by predicting ties and structure in the chemical and semiconductor industries. We compare our results to historical studies to determine how industry, timeframe, and method affect findings.
2) We explore the relationship between alliance networks and the locus of technological development which focuses on the standards-setting context.