Superstition undermines alliances

KH Heimeriks

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The article focuses on the author's study of firms' alliance mechanisms which found that companies who relied on integrating mechanisms had a 71 percent alliance-success rate. The integrating mechanism encourages employees to share productive mistakes to increase organizational learning. The institutionalizing mechanism relies on standardized practices.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalHarvard Business Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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