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Strategic Classification and Examination of the Development of Current Airline Alliance ActivitiesPrevious research argues that despite the fact that strategic alliances have become an important feature of the world airline industry, little rigorous analysis has been done on the effects of these alliances. This is partially because there is a lack of precise definitions to specify different types of airline alliances in the literature. This research identifies several categories of airline alliances through a strategic classification of the current alliance activities involving the major airlines for the period 1989 to 1999. The classification enables this research to examine how strategic alliance activities are evolving, particularly to compare how airlines in North America, the European Union and the Asia Pacific region have committed to different alliances. Findings show that there is a significant difference between the number and scope of alliances adopted in the three aviation markets. These findings facilitate research to further analyse the impact of market liberalization on various formations of strategic airline alliances.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Wang, Zhi H.
(Southern Cross Univ. New South Wales, Australia)
Evans, Michael
(Southern Cross Univ. New South Wales, Australia)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Air Transportation World Wide
Publisher: Nebraska Univ.
Volume: 7
Issue: 2-3
ISSN: 1093-8826
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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