A volume in Research in Strategic Alliances Series Editor T. K. Das, City University of New York Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that will focus on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series will cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series will also include comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business, ecomic, industrial, government, and n-profit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles, this book series will seek to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that will enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances. Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 11 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics that speak to the growing role of strategic alliances in a globalizing business world. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues, such as the creation of competitive advantage and expanding into institutionally different countries, and the more focused problems of alliance formation, contractual governance, governance structure choice, the development of alliance capability, the containment of opportunism, relationship management, sensemaking, and the intersection of culture and legitimacy. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the teworthy areas of alliance research in the globalization context.