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Category: Business

Question One:
With reference to appropriate literature and organisational examples related to the case study, critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of strategic alliances over other forms of external strategic development such as mergers and acquisitions, in a globalized environment.
(Lecture 14: Strategic Alliances,Lecture 11: Identifying and Evaluating Options for Strategic, Lecture 13: Mergers and Acquisitions)

-Definitions- Alliances, Mergers+Acquisition (SCIDES,TEXTBOOKS)

-Advantages+ Disadvantages of strategic alliances
 Advantages of temporary agreement (Slides, journals)
 Disadvantages of strategic alliances

– Could relate to Globalization

-Example from industry
 Computer website, news(BBC)

-relate example to Advantages+ Disadvantages


Question Two:
Discuss with reference to the mobile phone industry, the importance of organizational knowledge creation within organizations.
(Lecture 16: The Knowledge Environment, Lecture 15: Introducing Knowledge Management)

– Definition – what is knowledge
 Why important?
– Tacit VS Explicit knowledge?
 SECI (Socialisation ,Externalisation,Combination,Internalisation )
 Explicit knowledge
-How do ORS’s SHARE Knowledge?
 Sharing resurrect
 Knowledge as a RESARCE
 Specific example
 M+ AIS+ALLIANCES(Mergers+ acquisitions+ alliances)

– Why ?

Question Three:
“Many cases of strategically socially responsible behaviours by organisations focus on environmental activities”. Critically evaluate this statement with reference to relevant academic literature and business examples.
(Lecture 18: CSR and Strategy,Lecture 17: Corporate Social Responsibility – Theory)
– Definition — what is CSR (Corporate social responsibility)?

 Stakeholder theory
 Carroll 4 Responsibilitie(Economic,Legal,Ethical,Discretionary/Philanthropic)
 Triple Bottom Lines ( Profit;People;Planet)

-Business example
 Business case
 Current business activities

– Condition