A strategic alliance is a partnership between firms whereby resources, capabilities, and core competences are combined to pursue mutual interests. A strategic alliance is formed when two or more businesses join together for a set period of time. Teaming up with others adds complementary resources and capabilities, enabling partakers to grow and expand more quickly and efficiently. Alliances have become an important instrument of business strategy in the dynamic and diverse software industry due to increased globalization of the world economy. Bangladesh has taken lots of initiatives over the last two decades, both in public and private sector, to stimulate growth in this sector. Bangladeshi software industry has reached a take off stage and poised for high market growth, total estimated to be approximately BDT 1,100 crore (excluding the telecom sector). Despite the recent efforts of the government and the private entrepreneurs which made the country ranked by European Union (EU) among top 20 outsourcing destinations in the world, more attentions are needed at the national and international level to get the maximum benefit of its true potential.
This project starts from two emerging trends in multinational enterprise management which have received a lot of attention in literature: the establishment of global R&D networks, and the related increased subsidiaries autonomy, and the explosion in alliances from the 1980s on. This work puts together these two knowledge fields in order to explore the degree of subsidiaries autonomy in strategic technology alliances. Three case studies, namely Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis, have been proposed: in all of them, R&D structure includes the presence of foreign subsidiaries in charge of R&D activities with a good level of autonomy. This leads to the fact that they are involved in the implementation of alliances, executing the activities agreed. However, as far as the possibility of developing collaborations on their own is concerned, evidence is mixed. This work is successful in providing some valuable insight to people interested in the role of subsidiaries in developing and managing strategic technology alliances.
While previous research has recognized the importance of strategic alliances in the general business context, little is known about how they relate to environmental improvement, in spite of their increased business use in this arena. This study integrates resource-based view or institutional theory to assess variations in firm-level motivations to form strategic alliances that address complex environmental issues. It proposes that strategic alliances typically are either competency- or legitimacy oriented, and that three structural configurations characterize both types of alliances—organization learning, partner diversity, and governance structure. These configuration variances in turn influence firms’ likelihood to pursue more (or less) proactive environmental strategies. This model is tested empirically for a sample of 74 firms that participated in 146 environmental alliances. Results suggest that firms participating in competency-oriented alliances are more likely to conduct exploration learning, have diverse partners and adopt non-equity governance structure, which in turn may associate firms with more proactive environmental strategies.
The Indian Software industry has been doing consistently well during last few years recording on annual average growth rate of above 50%. India has been the developing world’s software leader. The Indian Software industry has already established its credentials in providing high quality solutions to the world. The capability of Indian Software industry is reflected in the very high market capitalization. The Indian software industry has a unique distinction in that most of its output is exported. Despite these high growth rates, India's share in the world software market is very low, but India still enjoys an advantage over some of the other nations, this is due to the fact that India possesses the world's second largest pool of scientific manpower, which is also English speaking. Coupled with the fact that the quality of Indian software is good and manpower cost is relatively low, it provides India a very good opportunity in the world market. For a study of location of business, policy liberalization, high quality software exports to the world, talented manpower and the growth of the software industry, India is the obvious choice of study.
The importance of collaborative relationships in business interactions is well researched and established.However there was little focus on identifying and addressing the barriers in achieving strategic partnership. This Book fills this gap by critical analysis of strategic issues in supplier relationship management in automotive industry. The Other objective of the book is to establish the barriers in 3rd party logistics integration. The book uses resource dependence theory as theoretical framework and concludes the dominating issues. This book unearths some very important aspects of supplier relationship management and 3rd party logistics integration in the industry. This book also demonstrates how the resource dependence theory can be used in automotive industry to identify the relational and integration issues, and how the industry could learn from theory and implement it in practice .
This Handbook consists of 25 chapters which critically review mainstream Hospitality Strategic Management research topics and set directions for future research efforts. Internationally recognized leading researchers provide thorough reviews and discussions, reviewing strategic management research by topic, as well as illustrating how theories and concepts can be applied in the hospitality industry. The depth and coverage of each topic is unprecedented. A must-read for hospitality researchers and educators, students and industry practitionersThe Handbooks of Hospitality Management Series is led by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Abraham Pizam.- Provides in-depth state of the art essays on the key area of Strategic Management in the hospitality industry- Written by internationally renowned and respected contributors offering a global perspective- A vital reference tool for all those studying and working in the hospitality industry
One of the great challenges of the companies to maximize its capability of innovation, an urgent necessity in current days, is the development of mechanisms that allow the complementing of competences between two or more companies. One of these mechanisms is the strategic alliances for new product development, a relatively recent phenomenon and one that already can be considered as a trend in research and development (R&D) decisions. The focus of the present work is the analysis of these strategic alliances, through the study of the existing theory, causing important reflections to emerge and generating new contributions. The scope of the study is, with no doubt, a deeper understanding of the subject. Moreover, the existing variables in the phenomenon are studied and organized, so that this contributes to arrive at the decisions concerning the most suitable organizational format for strategic alliances for new product development (NPD).
Several countries such as India, Ireland, and China established successful export-oriented Software industries; Jordan is attempting to engage in similar activities. This research ?investigates the Jordanian Software Industry by identifying success factors and ?challenges for Jordan to substantially increase software and IT services exports.? A survey design and analysis was adopted as the method that guides the data collection ?and analysis ,based on review the previous literature and empirical investigation of the ?software export industry in Jordan, a questionnaire has been prepared consisting of Forty ?one questions distributing over six independent variables. The main question of the research is that: is there an impact of certain factors on the ?success of the Jordanian software export industry?? ? the overall results of the empirical investigation did support the general framework, ?presented in the research model.
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 alliance has become much usual term within the business language all over the world during the last decade. Now a day the alliance is increasing to achieve different types of objectives in different business sectors. The telecommunication sector also expands their business in different countries by doing alliances with local company or investing directly. In this study, we presented a clear framework that present the idea, motives and objectives for entering a strategic alliance within two or more companies.
There has been no attempt to explain the variation in stock market responses to alliance announcements in an era of industry ferment, to reflect the benefits and costs associated with the evolving structural topologies of firms’ alliance networks. This study investigates such effects using data from firms in the UK biotechnology industry in 1986-2000, an era of industry ferment, at the ego-network and the ‘whole’-network level. The findings highlight the value of managing a firm’s alliance ego-network as a strategic tool that provides network resources but also affects others’ perceptions of a firm’s resources and growth prospects.
This book tackles the strategic, financial and procedural aspects of planning and executing mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. It also explores the similarities and differences between these various types of transaction and illustrates each with case studies, to help students from final year undergraduate to MBA.
This thesis is an empirical study of strategic management practices in the construction industry. It examines the dynamic capabilities paradigm within the context of the Indonesian construction industry. The characteristics of asset-capability combinations were found to be significant determinants of the competitive advantage of the Indonesian construction enterprises, and that such advantage sequentially contributes to organizational performance. In doing so, this study fills an important gap in the empirical literature and reinforces the dynamic capabilities framework’s recognition as a rigorous theory of strategic management. As the dynamic capabilities framework can work in the context of Indonesia, it suggests that the framework has potential applicability in other emerging and developing countries
This volume forms part of a series exploring the outcomes of forming strategic alliances as part of a firms strategy. As governments promote innovation and the development of new high technology firms it is important to undercover the reasons that SMEs are less likely to form alliances than multinational firms. It is important that firms understand the efficacy of strategic alliances and that academics understand the need to inform policy makers of the infrastructures these firms need to succeed. The focus of this volume is defining what strategic management is and how strategic alliances should be part of a firms overall strategy rather than be used for crisis management. The book identifies key demographics used for management decision making. This book will be of interest to academics and students. Indeed "I wish I had read a book like this when trying to understand the complexity of management and strategy from a students perspective". The order of chapters will also make it a useful guide for dissertation or thesis formulation.