|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management|
|Editors||Mie Augier, David J. Teece|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2014|
Groups often need to reach collective decisions when the group’s members do not all agree. In these situations, the subset of a group that agrees on the group’s final decision can be considered a winning coalition. Game theory, social psychology and political science have all addressed the dynamics of coalition formation; organizational behaviour has also recognized the importance of coalition formation processes, although it has not utilized the other literatures’ advances in theory and research findings to increase the understanding of important strategic processes.