The analytic network process for partner selection criteria in strategic alliances

Wann Yih Wu, Hsi An Shih, Hui Chun Chan

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As world economic activities intensify and trade barriers fall, the formation of viable strategic alliances in the high-tech industry gains importance and accelerate of necessity. However, the selection of a suitable partner for strategic alliance is not an easy decision, involving a host of complex considerations. This paper proposes an integrated approach of analytic network process (ANP) to consider both tangible and intangible factors and to optimize the paid off earn by company from strategic alliance. The data was collected from top management teams (TMT) of LCD industry to evaluate criteria and sub-criteria for strategic alliance process. Based on ANP results, this study used a hypothetical problem in selecting strategic partners to demonstrate the results. The main contribution of this paper is that the complex business problems for strategic alliance are conceptualizing to help business practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4646-4653
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Systems With Applications
Issue number3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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