The rise and fall of global network alliances : success or failure?
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The purpose of this article is to examine and explain the changing use of different modes of organizing global telecom networks that provide global telecom services to multinational business customers. In this market, service contracting and integrated network firms eventually replaced global network alliances. Whereas efficient adaptation of governance modes to changing conditions may explain a significant part, strategy mistakes and governance failures definitely also play an important explanatory role in our story about the rise and the fall of global network alliances.