A Framework for successful network alliances for SMEs in China

Jo Rhodes, Peter Lok, Vincent Cheng

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This study adopts a qualitative approach to develop an effective network alliance framework for SMEs in China. Six firms with extensive network partners from different industries were selected. The data were triangulated with the support of Nvivo analysis. The result showed that relationship management (inclusive of government relations) and knowledge-sharing management had the highest impact on effective network alliances of SMEs in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-220
Number of pages20
JournalInternational journal of strategic business alliances
Issue number2/3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • information communication technology
  • ICT
  • alliances
  • knowledge-sharing
  • relationship management
  • China


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