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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


This chapter deals with how the research questions have been answered and what outcomes are reached through the longitudinal study conducted in the European transitional economies (Central and Eastern Europe)—a special region of the emerging markets. Preceding chapters on analysis and discussion and theoretical links with the results jointly make the foundation of this chapter to concretize main findings of the study. First, we go through the research agenda: (1) business activities; (2) environmental and institutional factors; (3) learning, network, and resources; (4) challenges and opportunities; and (5) strategies. It has not been the purpose to accept or reject any results or theories but to indicate the direction of growth in the region seen from the theoretical lens in the field of the relevant research. Then transformations of alliances are discussed in a separate section to point out what structural changes have taken place and what benefit the partnering partners have drawn from the collaborations. Finally, we take up the ever important issue of “emerging markets” by distinguishing different transition economies and their contribution to the growth of emerging markets.


Abraha, D. and Hyder, A.S. (2021), "Conclusions", Transformation of Strategic Alliances in Emerging Markets, Volume II, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 153-165.



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