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- The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
- Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
- Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
- Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
- Late submission will NOT be accepted.
- Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
- All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
- Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
- 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 arrangementâ€¦) and answer the following questions:
- Briefly present the two companies, members of partnership (Industry, location, size, competitors, activitiesâ€¦). (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)
- 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.