A note on the dynamics of learning alliances: Competition, cooperation, and relative scope

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Khanna, Gulati, and Nohria (1998) examine the dynamics of alliance learning and develop a conceptual framework designed to capture the tension between cooperation and competition. Based on the concepts of private and common benefits and relative scope, the authors explore firms' learning behavior patterns. This note comments on the framework and suggests that although the framework introduces some interesting concepts, the reliance on simple models from economic theory leaves the framework somewhat disconnected from the process of alliance management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-779
Number of pages5
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Alliances
  • Learning
  • Process
  • Relative scope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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