Strategic alliances in the European defence industry

Colin Butler, Brian Kenny, John Anchor

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Reports on research into the relationship between European defence manufacturing firms and their experience of cross-border strategic alliances. The research takes in 135 cross-border strategic alliances involving UK and European defence manufacturing firms, ranging from firms heavily dependent on defence contracts to firms whose defence interests make up less than 10 per cent of overall business. These firms manufacture telecommunications, transport, information, lethal platforms and components for the operation of these platforms for military organisations. A main aim is to ascertain the extent of participation in strategic alliances, the types of alliances being used and the major problems experienced by the partners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-322
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Business Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


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