***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** The Death of Competition by James F. Moore http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471968102/ "The term 'business ecosystem' circumscribes the microeconomics of intense coevolution coalescing around innovative ideas." "The new paradigm requires thinking in terms of whole systems, that is, seeing your business as part of a wider economic ecosystem and environment." Co-Opetition by Adam M. Brandenburger, Barry J. Nalebuff http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385479506/ More of a game theory approach but definitely encourages a richer view of possible relationships (e.g. coopetition = simultaneously cooperating and competing with another firm; an example would be working together on a standards committtee at the same time that you are developing competing offerings). Not sure if these qualify as research but they are both worth reading./SeanM www.dys-add.com At 10:08 AM 5/31/2003 -0400, John Prescott wrote: >***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > >Is anyone aware of research that explores the relationship between the >strategy of a firm and the firm's design of its alliance network? > >Thanks > >John > >________________________ >John E. Prescott, Ph.D. >Professor of Business Administration >246 Mervis Hall >University of Pittsburgh >Pittsburgh, PA 15260 >412-648-1573 (phone) >412-648-1693 (fax) >[log in to unmask] > >Co-Editor - Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management > >_____________________________________________________________________ >SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social >network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send >an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line >UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.