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Inter-Partner Learning in Asymmetric Alliances between Foreign and Indigenous Companies in the Nigerian Oil Industry.

Author: Okechukwu Okonkwo
Publisher: Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2011.
Series: Europäische Hochschulschriften., Reihe V,, Volks- und Betriebswirtschaft ;, Bd. 3379.
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Examines the learning intents and learning capacities of partner companies in selected cases of alliances as well as the types of knowledge they acquired through the alliances. This title identifies  Read more...

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Okonkwo, Okechukwu.
Inter-Partner Learning in Asymmetric Alliances between Foreign and Indigenous Companies in the Nigerian Oil Industry.
Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Okechukwu Okonkwo
ISBN: 9783653006353 365300635X
OCLC Number: 818874179
Notes: 6.5.1 Overview of the Alliance 159.
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Table of Content; List of Figures XI; List of Tables XI; List of Abbreviations XIII; Part I: Introductory Section 1; 1 Introduction 1; 1.1 Background 1; 1.2 Problem Definition 4; 1.3 Research Objectives 9; 1.4 Structure of the Dissertation 13; 2 Overview of the Nigerian Oil Industry 15; 2.1 History and Development of the Industry 16; 2.2 Structure of the Industry 19; 2.2.1 Industry's Segments 19; 2.2.2 Sub-Sectors of the Upstream Segment 21; 2.2.3 Key Players in the Industry 25; 2.3 Indigenous Participation Policies in the Industry 42; 2.3.1 Three Major Policies 43. 2.3.2 Challenges of the Policies 512.4 Alliances between Foreign and Indigenous Oil Companies 57; 2.4.1 Patterns of the Foreign-Indigenous Alliances 58; 2.4.2 Structures of the Foreign-Indigenous Alliances 61; 2.4.3 Prospects of Learning and Knowledge Transfer in the Alliances 63; 2.5 Summary on the Overview of Nigerian Oil Industry 65; Part II: Theoretical Background 67; 3 Theoretical Explanations of Alliances 67; 3.1 Forms and Dimensions of Alliances 67; 3.1.1 Forms of Alliances 67; 3.1.2 Dimensions of Alliances 69; 3.2 Motives of Alliances 71. 3.2.1 The Knowledge-Based/Learning Perspective 723.2.2 The Resource-Based Perspective 77; 3.3 Summary on the Theoretical Explanations of Alliances 79; 4 Inter-Partner Learning in Alliances 82; 4.1 Definition of the Concept of Inter-Partner Learning 82; 4.1.1 Organizational learning 82; 4.1.2 Inter-Organizational Learning in Alliances 83; 4.2 Patterns of Inter-Partner Learning in Alliances 84; 4.2.1 Reciprocal Inter-Partner Learning 85; 4.2.2 Competitive Inter-Partner Learning ("the learning race view") 86; 4.2.3 Related Analyses of Learning in Asymmetric International Alliances 88. 4.3 Determinants of Learning Patterns in Alliances 934.3.1 Partner Learning Intent 94; 4.3.2 Partner Learning Capacity 98; 4.3.3 Knowledge as Object of Learning Intent 102; 4.3.4 Short Summary on Determinants of Learning Pattern 106; 4.4 Summary on Inter-Partner Learning in Alliances 107; Part III: Empirical Study & Results 111; 5 Research Strategy and Methodology 111; 5.1 Research Strategy 111; 5.2 Research Design 112; 5.2.1 Qualitative Research Approach 112; 5.2.2 Case Study Research Design 113; 5.3 Research Method 115; 5.3.1 Case Selection 115; 5.3.2 Data Collection 119. 5.3.3 Data Analysis 1216 Research Findings 125; 6.1 The Synopsis of the Four Cases of Alliances 125; 6.2 Case I: OMEGA-JUPITER Alliance 127; 6.2.1 Overview of the Alliance 127; 6.2.2 Inter-Partner Learning in the Alliance 130; 6.2.3 Summary 139; 6.3 Case II: ALPHA-VENUS Alliance 141; 6.3.1 Overview of the Alliance 141; 6.3.2 Inter-Partner Learning in the Alliance 144; 6.3.3 Summary 149; 6.4 Case III: BETA-GAMMA-MARS (B-G-M) Alliance 150; 6.4.1 Overview of the Alliance 150; 6.4.2 Inter-Partner learning in the Alliance 152; 6.4.3 Summary 158; 6.5 Case IV: SIGMA-PLUTO Alliance 159.
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften., Reihe V,, Volks- und Betriebswirtschaft ;, Bd. 3379.

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