SpringerBriefs in Business

Options in Alliances

Valuing Flexibility in Inter-Firm Collaborations

Authors: Baldi, Francesco

  • A unified theoretical framework: real options theory
  • Answers to key research challenges in the field of strategic management
  • Two illustrative, in-depth case studies
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The real options-based conceptual framework for alliance-making presented here responds to the challenge of developing a new metrics for managing strategic partnerships in the face of uncertainty. Such a framework involves: mapping (and selecting one of) the various staged paths envisioned for the start-up and development of the alliance in terms of strategic options exercisable over the lifetime of the cooperative venture; assessing the incremental, synergistic value of those options (if exercised on the net, tangible and intangible, assets of the venture); anticipating the potential impact of risks on the success/failure of the venture and associated synergistic value erosion; defining the optimal option map for implementing the strategic alliance via potential, successive adjustments to the initial strategy (information loop is closed).

About the authors

Francesco Baldi holds a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, a M.Sc. in Applied Econometrics from the School of Economics and Finance of the Italian Ministry of Treasury and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Rome III. He has been a Chazen Visiting Scholar at the Columbia Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management having received the 2006 “Fondazione IRI” scholarship in management studies. He has an extensive professional experience in the field of finance and is the author of articles published in international and Italian journals. He is an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Business and Management of LUISS Guido Carli University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Baldi, Francesco

    Pages 3-19

  • Managing Strategic Alliances in Good and Bad Times

    Baldi, Francesco

    Pages 21-34

  • Classifying Synergistic Growth Options Embedded in Strategic Alliances

    Baldi, Francesco

    Pages 35-41

  • A Real Options-Based Conceptual Framework for Alliance-Making

    Baldi, Francesco

    Pages 43-49

  • A Portfolio Approach to Actively Managing Alliances: The SGO Matrix

    Baldi, Francesco

    Pages 51-59

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2850-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2849-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Options in Alliances
Book Subtitle
Valuing Flexibility in Inter-Firm Collaborations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2850-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2850-0
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2849-4
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 79
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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