Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Li, W. and Tan, J. (2018). "Dancing with Wolves: How Disadvantaged Firms Fare in Asymmetric Alliances in China", Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 19(3), 140-165.

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Abstract This study examines how dependence asymmetry and joint dependence affect the performance of less-powerful organizations in alliances in China’s emerging market. Based on a sample of 1,127 strategic alliances between Chinese publicly listed firms, the authors found that, unlike the conventional wisdom that the dependence-advantageous firms are typically the winners in western economies, the dependence-disadvantageous firms actually benefit from asymmetric alliances in China’s sociocultural and business environment. This positive impact is further channeled by high joint dependence. In addition, partnering with firms in unrelated business areas is beneficial for the disadvantaged organizations. This research extends the interdependence mechanisms to a different sociocultural context and contributes to the literature by examining it as a condition for value creation versus value appropriation

Li, W. and Tan, J. (2013). "Dancing with Wolves: The Mechanisms of Dependence Asymmetry in Asymmetric Alliances", Academy of Management Proceedings.

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Abstract When do less-powerful firms interact with more-powerful firms in alliances? This article examines the effects of the mechanisms of dependence asymmetry on the performance of less-powerful firms in asymmetric strategic alliances. The current literature provides different logics and theoretical bases to explain the effects of dependence asymmetry; however, these explanations are primarily from the perspective of value appropriation. We discuss the effects by incorporating both value appropriation and value creation and include the alliance portfolio and business relatedness as contingencies to explain how to dance with wolves. Testing our hypotheses on a sample of strategic alliances between Chinese publicly-listed firms from 2002 to 2007 we find that dependence-disadvantaged firms actually benefitted from asymmetric alliances, especially when there was less relative dependence or when their businesses were unrelated to those of their alliance partners.