International Strategic Alliances

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM090A05
Vaknaam International Strategic Alliances
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam International Strategic Alliances
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
1. discuss central theories in the field of international strategic alliances.
2. apply these theories to more practical contexts such as cases.
3. compare and discuss findings of major research on this topic both in oral and in written form.
4. reflect on the pitfalls of managing international strategic alliances and the role of alliance managers.
Omschrijving The course deals with managing strategic alliances-- a key factor for successful internationalization. These alliances can occur on the horizontal level (e.g. with rivals) or vertical level (e.g. with suppliers) and can result in complex organizational forms such as international joint ventures and global value chains. The course specifically deals with the challenges and pitfalls of managing international alliances. The various managerial challenges will be analyzed by using interorganizational theories such as transaction cost economy, resource-based-view, and the relational view. Furthermore, contemporary research findings will be discussed and applied in case studies.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(Assignment is a team assignment.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Docent(en) P.J. Marques Morgado ,dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Articles from academic journals. A reading list will be announced in first lecture Various
Entreevoorwaarden Students should have basic knowledge on main organizational theories (i.e. resource-based view, transaction cost theory) and be familiar with working with cases
Opmerkingen Coordinator: m.m.wilhelm@rug.nl, +31 (0)50 363 9375 Secretariat: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31 (0)50 363 3458, 5411.0536
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