Ilja van Beest, John Keith Murnighan

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management
EditorsMie Augier, David J. Teece
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781137294678
StatePublished - 2014


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