Explore BrainMass
Share

Questions about Strategic Alliances

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

1. Compare and contrast the kinds of commitment needed in a strategic alliance.

2. Explain conditions under which a firm chooses a management structure available for a strategic alliance.

3. What are e-commerce enablers? Why are they becoming essential to e-commerce? What are the essential services provided by e-commerce enablers?

4. If an alliance fails to meet strategic goals, how do top managers resolve the situation? How can an alliance be improved?

Each question should be 75 words each.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 10:09 am ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/business/international-trade/questions-about-strategic-alliances-600284

Solution Preview

1. Compare and contrast the kinds of commitment needed in a strategic alliance.

The type of commitment required for a successful strategic alliance is predicated upon ensuring that both sides remain trustful of each other's intentions and dedication to the alliance. Therefore, organizations must develop cooperative interdependence that is built upon trust and respect for what each organization brings to the table. Commitment must revolving around organizations that are willing to pool the cost of establishing new technologies and facilities that are necessary as a strategic alliance requires for organizations to invest manpower, money, and time into a new venture that isn't guaranteed to work, which is why both organizations have to be dedicated to providing the appropriate resources for ensuring success. ...

Solution Summary

This solution answer various questions regarding strategic alliances.

$2.19
See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

International Management Questions

The appropriability of technology deals with:

• technology that has been illegally appropriated by a foreign government
• how appropriate the technology is for generating long-term profit
• how easily the technology can be learned and used by the host nation employees
• the ability of the firm to profit from its technology by protecting it from its competitors

Which of the following is NOT a cultural variable?
• Kinship
• Career choice
• Education
• Religion

In contrast to Russians, Arabs are more likely to make concessions because of their interest in:
• long-term relationships
• compromise
• accommodating the needs of others
• financial negotiating variables

The process by which a firm's managers evaluate the future prospects of the firm and decide on appropriate strategies to achieve long-term objectives is called:
• internal resource analysis
• environmental scanning
• strategic planning
• product marketing

The critical criterion in the use of a franchising strategy is:
• financial reserves
• choice of management
• quality control
• whether or not the local market has sophisticated consumers

Which of the following is an example of the competitive aspect of strategic alliances?
• Economies of scale in tangible assets
• Upstream-downstream division of labor
• Creating a critical mass to develop new technologies
• Encircling existing competitors with alliance partners

The creation of a(n) __________ facilitates the beginning of a global strategy.
• local division
• international division
• transnational division
• matrix division

__________ are usually preferable where a high level of technical capability is required.
• Parent-country nationals
• Host-country nationals
• Third-country nationals
• Cross-cultural nationals

_________ suggests the need for job security, whereas people with __________ would probably be motivated by more risky opportunities for variety and fast-track advancement.
• High uncertainty avoidance; low uncertainty avoidance
• Low uncertainty avoidance; high uncertainty avoidance
• Large power distance; small power distance
• Small power distance; large power distance

The degree of general importance that working has in the life of an individual is called:
• intrinsic motivation
• extrinsic motivation
• work centrality
• need paradigm.

View Full Posting Details