Dynamics of the termination of global alliances: probing the past, analyzing the present and defining the frontiers for future research

Parameswar, N. and et al, . (2021) Dynamics of the termination of global alliances: probing the past, analyzing the present and defining the frontiers for future research. International Marketing Review. ISSN 02651335

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Purpose: While the number of global alliance terminations in the business world has grown steadily during the past few decades, the scholarly literature on strategic alliance (SA) termination remains limited. This research paper aims to perform a bibliometric analysis of the literature on alliance termination and propose a model for future research agenda that links the termination phase to the pre-alliance termination phase and post alliance termination phase. Design/methodology/approach: A search query on global alliance termination identified a total of 69 research papers from the Scopus database, and a bibliometric analysis was performed using the bibliometrix R-package and VOSviewer. The analysis further used the TCCM framework to review the set of papers. Findings: This research analysis reveals that, compared to the pre-formation, formation, and process stages of alliances, limited research has been undertaken on global alliance termination. The bibliometric analysis and TCCM framework provide a complete view of the extant literature on global alliance termination from different dimensions and act as the which as the foundation for a developing the research agenda that links pre-alliance termination phase and post-alliance termination phase to that of alliance termination phase. Research limitations/implications: The proposed research agenda is unique as it integrates multiple phases in the alliance lifecycle with global alliance termination phase and develops a distinct view for future research that emphasizes on the post-alliance termination phase. Practical implications: The bibliometric analysis provides a precise snapshot of the state of the literature on global alliance termination. The research agenda developed provides a direction for further academic research that links alliance termination not only to pre-alliance termination phase but also to the post-alliance termination phase that is nascently explored in the literature. Originality/value: This study is among the few to review and synthesize the literature on global alliance termination. It, therefore, functions as a catalyst to draw global scholars' attention. Further, it provides global researchers with direction by proposing a global research agenda. © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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IITH Creators:
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Parameswar, Nakul0000-0001-7560-0228
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alliance termination, Bibliometric analysis, Joint venture termination, Strategic alliances, TCCM framework, Termination
Subjects: Social sciences > Management
Social sciences > Entrepreneurship
Divisions: Entrepreneurship and Management
Depositing User: Mrs Haseena VKKM
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2022 11:38
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 05:28
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9086
Publisher URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.110...
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/2812
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