I’m studying for my Management class and need an explanation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain insights into the strategy-making processes of different types of organizations (Lo 1.7)
  • Understand issues related to strategic competitive advantage in organizations (Lo 2.2)
  • Identify appropriate strategies for different situations (Lo 3.1).

Assignment Questions:(5 Marks)

From Saudi or Middle East market, select an example of partnership between two companies (acquisition, collusion, joint venture, value-chain partnership, mutual service consortium, licensing arrangement…) and answer the following questions:

  • Briefly present the two companies, members of partnership (Industry, location, size, competitors, activities…). (Max 400 words)- (1Mark)
  • What is the kind of this partnership and what are its main reasons?(1Mark)
  • What are the issues brought up by the companies during partnership? (1Mark)
  • Evaluate the competitive advantage of the partner- companies. (1Mark)
  • What is the method used by the partner-companies to manage the organizational culture? underline the pros and cons of this method.(1 Mark)

Notes:

  • The chosen example must be from real market and the partnership already done.
  • Answers must be clear, precise and concise.
  • Using terminology developed in your course will be highly valued.
  • Limit Words of the assignment: Maximum 1500 words.
  • All instructions mentioned in the cover page must be respected.