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Publication date: 1 April 1998

Peter Lawrence and Rehan ul‐Haq

The notion of bounded rationality is used to consider strategic alliances with a view of providing an insight into the presumptive reasons for action in choosing strategic…

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The notion of bounded rationality is used to consider strategic alliances with a view of providing an insight into the presumptive reasons for action in choosing strategic alliance partners. The research methodology used is one of a realist approach (after Stiles, 1995) and a discerning of patterns (after Tesch, 1990) in thematic interviews. The discussion examines the issue and concludes that bankers, when entering into strategic alliances, do not consider every option. That is they use filters to reduce the potential choice; thus the range of possible alliance partners is restricted in many ways, some of these being unconsciously employed. Furthermore, it is clear that, while bankers consider margins, ratios and percentages, relationships have a pre‐eminent place in strategic alliances and that relationships are poised between ends and means to ends.

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 June 2000

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 October 2006

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 9 no. 4
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 March 2002

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 1
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Rehan ul-Haq and Chris Mann

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 3
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 23 January 2007

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 10 no. 1
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 December 2001

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 4
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 May 2007

Rehan ul‐Haq and Barry Howcroft

The purpose of the paper is to explain how and why strategic alliances, in the form of clubs and consortiums, played an important role in the internationalisation of banks.

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to explain how and why strategic alliances, in the form of clubs and consortiums, played an important role in the internationalisation of banks.

Design/methodology/approach

A longitudinal analysis, commencing in 1964 with the emergence of the Eurocurrency market and culminating with the creation of the European single market in the early 1990s, is used to provide an insight into the creation of clubs and consortium banks. The authors adopt the Lawson realist methodology and identify broad structural changes in the markets in which banks operate, i.e. “mechanisms” and relate these to major trends, i.e. “events” such as the creation of strategic alliances.

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It is generally recognised that banks became international in response to the globalisation strategies of their multinational customers. However, the paper reveals that banks were also internationalising in response to structural changes in the financial services markets.

Research limitations/implications

A criticism of the Lawson methodology is that it is not always possible to discern causal linkages between mechanisms and events. This explains why research of this kind is typically retrospective because it is only with the benefit of hindsight that the causal linkages can be fully understood.

Originality/value

The study provides new insights into the emergence of international banking and the role of clubs and consortiums in this process.

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International Journal of Service Industry Management, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-4233

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Publication date: 1 December 2001

Rehan ul-Haq

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 4
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ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 September 2002

Len Tiu Wright

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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