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Discussion and Analysis

Desalegn Abraha (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Akmal S. Hyder (University of Gävle, Sweden)

Transformation of Strategic Alliances in Emerging Markets, Volume II

ISBN: 978-1-80043-749-4, eISBN: 978-1-80043-748-7

Publication date: 25 January 2021


In this chapter, each case is analyzed in phases to reflect on the development of the business process between Swedish firms and local partners from the transitional emerging economies. Initially 20 cases were studied but the final number was 10 cases as other alliances or their continuation in some other forms cannot be traced. Transformation of the alliances shows how the partners have gained experience and grown over the years. Out of the 10 cases, three phases in eight of the cases can be identified. Only two phases are found in the remaining two cases. The analysis is done in such a way that cases can be compared in terms of the variables of the conceptual framework, which includes motives, resources, learning, network, performance, and business environment prevailing in the case countries. The analysis is in two steps: first, each case is discussed in different phases and second, all cases are compared together, also in separate phases. The result of the analysis is the starting point of the next chapter where general findings are discussed and related to the relevant literature.


Abraha, D. and Hyder, A.S. (2021), "Discussion and Analysis", Transformation of Strategic Alliances in Emerging Markets, Volume II, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 111-135.



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