Governance Structure of Strategic Alliances - Evidences From the South Moravian Region
strategic alliance, governance structure, equity alliance, non-equity alliance, joint venture, minority
alliance, contractual alliance, intellectual property rights, SMEs
The objective of the paper is to explore the governance structure of strategic alliances created
by small and medium enterprises in the South Moravian Region. It deeper examines contractual
alliances between strategic partners with focus on the contract and also deals with the
protection of intellectual property rights in the investigated firms. To gain data for investigation,
both primary and secondary research have been applied. Within the former the main data
collection methods were the questionnaire survey and semi-structured personal interviews.
The overall goal of the paper is to enhance the knowledge about the creation and functioning
of strategic alliances in the Czech Republic.
This paper is organized in the following way: first of all, the notion of strategic alliance is introduced.
Next, the main forms of governance structure are presented in more details. This is
followed by the objective and the methods of research. The results present the main findings
of the research and discuss them in broader context. The conclusions recall the main findings
and reveal the space for further investigation.
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Estélyiová, K. (2012). Governance Structure of Strategic Alliances - Evidences From the South Moravian Region. Journal of Competitiveness, 4 (2), 172-184. https://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2012.02.12