Cost and dilemma: new exploration on the alliance theory
(2.School of Public Administration, Jilin University)
【Abstract】There are close relations between alliance cost and alliance dilemma with alliance function. Alliance cost includes the alliance hard cost and the alliance soft cost. The former includes alliance organization cost and alliance action cost, while the latter includes alliance reputation and alliance credibility. Alliance dilemma includes traditional alliance dilemma and new alliance dilemma. The former includes entrapment and abandonment, while the latter includes identity dilemma which means alliance target and alliance economic partner is the same actor, and inter-alliance dilemma which means different alliances in same alliance system creates suspicion and dispute among themselves. The interaction between alliance cost and alliance dilemma will affect the running of alliance.
【Keywords】 alliance cost and dilemma; alliance hard cost; alliance soft cost; identity dilemma about alliance target and alliance partner; inter-alliance dilemma;
(Translated by LINmanzhen)
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