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I am working on a project that looks at the factors affecting partner
selection in a multi-partner alliance. As a start I'd like to find a
workable approach for the formation of triads.
My data set comprises 3-party alliances formed over 10 years between 87
firms. The conventional approach would call for the calculation of the
corresponding risk set (all 3-party alliances that could have formed). Now
this would mean 87*86*85*10/6 = a painfully large number.
I have been looking at matched samples but I wanted to ask whether anybody
out there has tackled a similar problem successfully. Any help is greatly
Ralph A. Heidl
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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