Strategic Business Alliances: An Examination of the Core by Keith W. Glaister;Rumy Husan;Peter J. Buckley

By Keith W. Glaister;Rumy Husan;Peter J. Buckley

Strategic company Alliances examines key matters within the research, administration and function of foreign joint ventures utilizing a pattern of UK-European fairness joint ventures. The authors examine the point of view of all configurations of the overseas three way partnership - united kingdom father or mother, eu mother or father and three way partnership administration. components mentioned contain reasons for formation, accomplice choice standards, three way partnership administration, and keep watch over and function, all of that have been pointed out within the literature because the center dimensions of three way partnership job. The publication additionally explores the rising factor of studying in strategic alliances, in addition to the delicate query of cultural variations within the mixture of components that encompass the complexities of contemporary foreign joint ventures. Empirical proof tested by way of the authors means that studying and cultural alterations are very important components within the operation and function of those ventures. on condition that inter-firm collaborative task in an more and more globalized global economic climate is a vital element of the method of many corporations, this booklet may be beneficial to scholars, researchers and teachers with an curiosity in foreign company and strategic administration. Managers and practitioners who require perception into the middle dimensions of overseas three way partnership task also will locate this e-book very necessary.

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Strategic Business Alliances: An Examination of the Core Dimensions (New Horizons in International Business Series)

Strategic enterprise Alliances examines key matters within the research, administration and function of foreign joint ventures utilizing a pattern of UK-European fairness joint ventures. The authors reflect on the point of view of all configurations of the overseas three way partnership - united kingdom mum or dad, eu father or mother and three way partnership administration.

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Notwithstanding the espoused motives for the formation of the IJVs, their raison d’être is to produce profit, as this is what they are largely judged by. The IJVs are commercial organizations, which were formed by profitseeking commercial organizations, so it is perhaps not surprising that IJV performance should be viewed in terms of financial criteria. What is rather surprising, however, is the lack of reference in the measures of performance to the motives for forming the IJV. 78 Note: N = 38.

1989; Burton and Saelens, 1982; Harrigan, 1988b). According to Sorensen and Reve (1998: 159) ‘The selection of partners is one of the most important steps in forming strategic alliances’. Child and Faulkner (1998: 87) observe that ‘the choice of a partner is key to the ultimate success of a joint enterprise’. , 1997; Zahra and Elhagrasey, 1994). The choice of a particular partner is an important variable influencing IJV performance, since it influences the mix of skills and resources which will be available to the venture and thus the IJV’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives (Porter and Fuller, 1986).

For instance in IJV 14, formed between a UK dairy products company and a French dairy products company for the distribution in the UK of the French company’s yoghurt brand, the UK partner’s motives for the IJV formation are faster market entry to a high value added product area, which provides product diversity and a cost effective and less risky entry. The UK partner reported that it was conscious of the need to measure growing awareness of the product and positive attitudes towards the brand by UK consumers.

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