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Analyze issues that arise in strategic alliances (for example, strategic alliance exists between Starbucks and Pepsi Co, or iTunes and Barnes and Noble) such as teamwork, diversity, values, ethics, culture, leadership, etc.

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Introduction
Strategic alliance is a good option for the companies to enter in foreign markets. Through strategic alliance, companies make a relationship with the local companies in order to meet critical business needs. In order to form a strategic alliance, sometimes, companies also face several issues that have negative impact on the both of the companies. In this work explain the strategic alliance issues such as diversity, culture, ethics, team work, leadership and values.

Issues in Strategic Alliances
There are several issues that a strategic alliance faces in the country. The detailed analysis of these issues is as follow:
Team Work: In strategic alliance, two companies work with each other that creates essential for each company to work in a team manner. Companies have different background and culture that create problems in forming an effective strategic alliance in the market. In the team work, there is also an issue in developing the understanding of language and work environment of other company's employees and management team. This also creates the problems in forming an effective and supportive strategic alliance in the market. It is identified that many strategic alliance were failed because of lack of team work that led to problems impossible to be solved. It also led the companies to make effective relationship with each other in the market (McNeil, 2003).
For example, the strategic alliance between Volvo and Renault in 1993 was break up because of less co-ordination between employees and management teams.

Diversity: Diversity is also an important ...

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Assignment 1: Strategic Alliance Issues

Locate and read three articles analyzing how issues that arise in strategic alliances, such as teamwork, diversity, values, ethics, culture, leadership, etc. are currently being addressed by the organizations you will researched in Assignment 2.

Response Criteria:
Provided an in-depth analysis and critique of the subjects presented in the assignments;
Used a clear, logical, and organized line of reasoning;
Provided adequate justification and evidence supporting the opinion expressed.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2: Effects of Strategic Alliances

Locate and read three articles on the topic of strategic alliances between multinational corporations (MNC) and/or transnational organizations (TNC). Write an analysis of the social responsibility issues that arise between strategic alliance partners. Make sure to:

? Describe each company
? Describe the strategic alliance and the economic benefit to each company
? Identify at least three issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR)
? Analyze each issue and describe the impact on stakeholders
? Describe ways in which the companies can be socially responsible

Your paper must be in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 pt. font.
Cite all sources and be sure to use the current APA standards when formatting your paper. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

In your paper please described a strategic alliance, including the economic benefits to both parties.
Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues arising out of the alliance;
Analyze impact of the issues on stakeholders;
Recommend actions for the partners to be socially responsible;

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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