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Author Okonkwo, Okechukwu Author.

Title Inter-Partner Learning in Asymmetric Alliances between Foreign and Indigenous Companies in the Nigerian Oil Industry Okechukwu Okonkwo [electronic resource]

Published Frankfurt a.M. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 201108


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 241 p.
Series Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes 3379
Thesis notes Doctoral Thesis
Contents Contents: Nigerian oil industry - History and development, structure, indigenous participation policies, foreign-indigenous alliances in the industry – Inter-firm alliances - Forms, dimensions and motives – Patterns of inter-partner learning in alliances - Competitive learning and reciprocal learning, analyses relating to international alliances in developing countries – Determinants of learning in alliances - Learning intent, learning capacity, and types of knowledge – Qualitative research approach and case study research design – Empirical research findings – Implications for managerial practice – Implications for alliance learning research.
Summary The emergence and growing trend of inter-firm alliances between indigenous oil companies and foreign international oil companies in the Nigerian oil industry has elicited widespread expectations of inter-partner learning and knowledge transfer through the alliances in the industry. However, the asymmetric nature of these foreign-indigenous alliances has also raised the question as to «whether or not» and «how» learning and knowledge transfer takes place in these alliances. Through explorative case study research, this work examines the learning intents and learning capacities of partner companies in selected cases of alliances as well as the types of knowledge they acquired through the alliances. The major objective is to identify the pattern of inter-partner learning and the factors affecting learning in such asymmetric alliances. Based on the empirical findings, relevant recommendations are provided for the managerial practice in the industry and the implications for research are highlighted.
History notes Okechukwu Okonkwo, born in Ozubulu (Nigeria), obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 from University of Osnabrück (Germany) and his Master’s degree in 2006 from University of Hamburg. He completed his doctorate in 2010 at the Department of Business Administration, University of Hamburg.
ISBN 9783653006353
Standard Number 9783653006353