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Personal opinion on why do you think that despite investing in cross-cultural training some alliances still fail? What can be done to ensure alliance success?

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Cross-cultural training is an important first step in creating a successful alliance in constructing business but there ware still gaps that cannot be resolved by only a cross-cultural training.  First, there is the face that cross-cultural training is highly unregulated and can also be subjective in nature.  This means that will likely lack a consistency and it may be easy for a training to give the impression of stereotypes of another culture which can either give a bad impression to ...

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Why do businesses have unsuccessful alliances even after cross cultural training.

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