13038 Global Strategic Alliances

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration / International Management

Prerequisites: Operations Research, Accounting for Managers, Marketing, Management and Organizational Behavior, Financial Management, Corporate Law for Managers, Global Competitive Strategy

Author: Refik Culpan

The course provides theoretical understanding in the area of organizational-strategic alliances, and exemplifies managerial applications in the areas of planning, formation, management and dissolution of global strategic alliances. It examines the rationale and the economic viability of forming different kinds of business alliances in a dynamic business environment characterized by hypercompetition and a global orientation.

Topics: Strategic alliances based on shareholders’ capital and alliances not based on shareholders’ capital; Characteristics of business alliances – advantages and disadvantages; Mergers and takeovers from a multi-location and multi-national perspective; Efficiency of cooperation in a multi-location and multi-national framework; Risks of forming strategic alliances; Strategic alliances in various industries – automobiles, pharmaceutics, aviation; Entry of Israeli companies into global alliances.