Alliances and M&A in Emerging Economies: The Role of Formal and Informal Institutions

What fundamental challenges do institutional voids pose for the formation and implementation of alliances and M&As? This panel of prominent scholars will shed light on how political risk, lack of developed infrastructure, weak institutions, and frequently changing environments shape collaborative strategies in emerging economies. The scholars will also provide their views on how firms can leverage idiosyncrasies in local environments to create advantages in their collaborative arrangements.


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Exequiel Hernandez the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He studies the globalization, innovation, and...

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Fabrice Lumineau
... is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. His academic interests include the interplay of contracts and trust in collaborative strategies, and misconduct ...

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Mona Makhija Professor of International Business at the Fisher College of Business, The Oho State University. Her research focuses on how institutional features of national environments affect the strategies and structure of firms, nature of competition and behavior of managers. Her work...