Strategic Alliances

Author: Steve Steinhilber
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422138690
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As a top executive, you've almost certainly forged strategic alliances with other companies. Some of these deals have worked--but many others have likely failed. In fact, companies worldwide launch more than two thousand strategic alliances every year, and more than half never deliver as promised. In Strategic Alliances, Steve Steinhilber proves that, despite the odds, alliances are critical to the business strategy for companies competing globally: customers want integrated solutions to their problems, and that's pushing companies to work together to create differentiated offerings. Equally crucial, well-managed alliances generate important forms of business value, including new products and accelerated growth. Drawing on his experience as the head of Cisco's Strategic Alliances group, Steinhilber has created tools and guidelines that will help you forge alliances that work. He describes the three essential building blocks of successful alliances and explains how to establish: The right framework--by articulating how an alliance will help you achieve your company's strategic business goals and identifying potential partners The right organization--by staffing your alliance organization with the right people and constantly honing their skills The right relationships--by cultivating trust among the many key internal contacts in your organization and your alliance partners Engaging and authoritative, Strategic Alliances shows you how to manage strategic partnerships more effectively and maximize their value in a complex and changing business environment. From our new Memo to the CEO series--solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

Mastering Alliance Strategy

Author: James D. Bamford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787965111
Format: PDF, Docs
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Successful business alliances today are critical to the competitive advantage of many companies. Mastering Alliance Strategy presents state-of-the-art thinking and practices for using partnerships effectively. This essential resource will help you understand and use alliances better, whether you are a new or seasoned alliance professional, a business-development specialist, a line manager, or a top executive. The authors argue that the secrets to success lie not solely in the intricacies of a deal but also in the strategy and organization behind the deal. They draw ideas and tools from years of research and reporting on four elements that are key to an effective alliance strategy: * Designing the alliance and crafting the agreement * Managing the alliance after it is launched * Leveraging a constellation of alliances * Building an internal alliance capability

Harvard Business Review on Strategic Alliances

Author: Harvard Business School Press
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
ISBN: 9781591391333
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This work provides a diverse look at strategic alliances including why and how they provide strategic advantage, the counterintuitive logic behind allying with your competitors, and how to effectively build and maintain cross-border.

Strategic Alliance Management

Author: Brian Tjemkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134852487
Format: PDF
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Strategic alliances – partnerships between separate organizations to share resources collaboratively toward mutually beneficial goals – are an important management instrument, but one that is difficult for firms to manage. Among many desirable outcomes, alliances can reduce costs, provide access to new technology, and improve research and development endeavours, though collaborative arrangements come with risks, peril, and adversities. This renewed and re-worked text connects theory to practice to help understand this important business practice. Strategic Alliance Management presents an academically grounded alliance development framework, detailing eight stages of alliance development with consideration for specific management challenges. For each stage, readers are presented with state-of-the-art theoretical insights, evidence-based managerial guidelines and a business case illustration. Additional chapters detail on contemporary alliance management challenges, including co-opetition and business eco-systems. Other chapters highlight the role of alliance professionals, alliance capabilities and paradoxical challenges in alliance relationships. This second edition retains a blend of academic knowledge and practical examples, while updating case examples and adding five new chapters on emerging alliance topics. This book remains vital reading for business students and professionals interested in strategic management.

Reward Systems

Author: Steve Kerr
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422140326
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It's one of the thorniest management problems around: dealing with unmotivated, low-performing employees. It's easy to point the finger of blame at them. But in most companies, it's the reward system, not the workforce, that's causing poor attitudes and performance: many reward systems actually discourage desired behaviors while rewarding the very actions that drive executives crazy. In Reward Systems: Does Yours Deliver? Steve Kerr describes the steps you must take to create an effective reward system: - Clarify what you mean by "performance" -- in ways that help employees understand how they can support what you're trying to accomplish - Devise an effective performance-measurement system that distinguishes between metrics used for control and those used for employees' development - Design a reward system that motivates people to do what you want them to do while also meeting their needs To get the most from employees, you don't need to add headcount, upgrade your IT capabilities, or hire consultants. You do need to develop the right reward system. This book shows you how. From our new Memo to the CEO series -- solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

Alliances

Author: Ard-Pieter de Man
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118486366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A timely and practical guide that helps senior managers design successful strategic partnerships Strategic alliances are increasingly common among modern corporations and a hot topic in today's business schools. Alliance is a sophisticated guide to crafting successful partnerships, offering a combination of carefully designed checklists, up-to-date examples and scenarios from around the world, and the tools needed to ensure that all elements of an alliance are taken into account and fully assessed. Most managers don't have the experience or knowledge to create a functional alliance governance structure. This book fills that knowledge gap with a clear description of the proper implementation process. Ideal for business leaders engaged in building a corporate alliance and business school students Covers all of the available alliance structure, describes the building blocks of alliance design, and defines an effective process for managers constructing alliances Written by a leading expert on the subject who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals As the popularity and frequency of corporate strategic alliances grows, Alliance gives business leaders the insight and practical advice they need to ensure their partnerships benefit all parties.

Strategic Alliances and Marketing Partnerships

Author: Richard Gibbs
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749456094
Format: PDF
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Strategic Alliances and Marketing Partnerships will help you to understand how partnerships function and how you can manage them more effectively and efficiently. Based on solid research and dealing with key topics such as supply chain management, marketing channels and relationship management, it identifies the key factors that determine partnering excellence. Whatever the nature of the relationship - whether outsourcing, strategic alliances or co-manufacturing, there are eight distinctive relationship types identified by the authors to help managers optimize their business to business partnerships. With case studies from prominent, global organizations such as Walmart, Toyota, General Motors and Dell, Strategic Alliances and Marketing Partnerships will help you to understand the problems that affect partnering and how to make effective management decisions to improve both the relationship and productivity.

High Performance with High Integrity

Author: Ben W. Heineman Jr.
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422146065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Our free-market capitalist system is the world's greatest driver of prosperity, but it has a dark side. Under intense pressure to make the numbers, executives and employees face temptation to cut corners, fudge accounts, or worse. And in today's unforgiving environment, such lapses can be catastrophic. Fines and settlements have amounted to billions of dollars. Careers and companies have imploded. In High Performance with High Integrity, Ben Heineman argues that there is only one way for companies to avoid such failures: CEOs must create a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties. Heineman, GE's chief legal officer and a member of both Jack Welch's and Jeff Immelt's senior management teams for nearly twenty years, reveals crucial "performance with integrity" principles and practices that you can begin applying immediately, and shows how you can drive performance by integrating integrity systems and processes deep into company operations. Such principles and practices also create affirmative benefits: inside the corporation, in the marketplace and in society. Concise and insightful, this book provides a much-needed corporate blueprint for doing well while doing good in the high-pressure global economy. From our new Memo to the CEO series--solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

Enabling Collaboration

Author: Martin Echavarria
Publisher: LID Editorial
ISBN: 0986079383
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today everyone talks about collaboration. It’s the buzzword of the 21st century. From collaboration in the boardroom to the conference room, across industries, geographies and culture, it is indeed the leadership capability needed to build business alliances and partnerships and tackle the world’s toughest challenges. From product design to the sourcing of raw materials, and across-channel relationships, partnerships and alliances are interwoven throughout all supply and demand elements of corporate value creation. Even not-for-profi ts, NGOs and Public Entities seek alliances and partnerships to meet the needs of an increasingly interdependent and interconnected humanity. In this cutting-edge work and fi rst-ever “how-to” guide for building successful collaborations, Martin Echavarria, a business collaboration expert, sets out to improve the success rates of strategic alliances and partnerships to become more competitive, more nimble, and more innovative. To do this, he introduces us to a framework that combines a collaborative leadership methodology with a breakthrough alliance development process applied to any industry or size of partnering organizations. Applying his unique approach, collaboration emerges as teams work to develop business alliances. In turn, they become resilient to change and able to capitalize on innovative co-created-opportunities. This book is an essential guide for any innovator who is interested in driving tremendous value and success for themselves and their companies in this new world of global business alliances.

Finding Allies Building Alliances

Author: Mike Leavitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282477
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Governor and White House cabinet member Mike Leavitt: how to find collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges Your business challenges extend far beyond you and your firm, to the competitors within your industry and the regulators outside it. Finding solutions to larger issues requires cooperation between diverse stakeholders, and in this rapidly changing world, only those able to adapt and network successfully will produce fast, competitive solutions. How can leaders successfully bridge divides and turn competitors into collaborators? Leavitt and McKeown explain how a well-chosen network can become a powerful alliance. Whether you're launching a new partnership, or rehabilitating one already in progress, Finding Allies, Building Alliances will help you find workable solutions to the most complex problems. Written by Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah who brought the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, former US Secretary of Health and human services, and former head of the EPA; with his former Chief of Staff and business partner Rich McKeown, co-founder of Leavitt Partners Includes a framework of 8 elements that will help any leader foster and maintain an effective, productive collaborative venture Shows how better collaboration can not only solve problems, but boost the competitiveness and resilience in all sectors Finding Allies, Building Alliances is essential reading for any business leader looking for transformative solutions and a sustainable future.