Week 13, Group 1, Q1: The culture of alliances

The Walters, et al. paper argues that alliances need to blend cultures. Do you agree? Analyze, paying attention to the types of alliances discussed in class and by Peng.

Week 13, Group 2, Q1: The culture of alliances

The Walters, et al. paper argues that alliances need to blend cultures. Do you agree? Analyze, paying attention to the types of alliances discussed in class and by Peng.

Week 13, Group 1, Q2: Cross border M&As and "success"

Identify one completed cross-border acquisition  and determine whether it was a success. Of course, you'll need to define what success is! Does Peng's assertion that up to 70% of M&As fail seem excessive?

Week 13, Group 2, Q2: Cross border M&As and "success"

Identify one completed cross-border acquisition  and determine whether it was a success. Of course, you'll need to define what success is! Does Peng's assertion that up to 70% of M&As fail seem excessive?

Week 13, Group 1, Q3: Why this entry mode?

In general, why should managers consider high engagement entry modes like equity alliances, JVs, acquisitions, or Greenfield developments versus less engaged modes?

Week 13, Group 2, Q3: Why this entry mode?

In general, why should managers consider high engagement entry modes like equity alliances, JVs, acquisitions, or greenfield developments versus less engaged modes?

Week 11 Group 1 Q 3: LE's employees

Tell me more about the LE employees. What kind of people are they? What do they value? What drives them? Is it hard for Lincoln to find people like this?

Week 11 Group 2 Q 3: LE's employees


Tell me more about the LE employees. What kind of people are they? What do they value? What drives them? Is it hard for Lincoln to find people like this?

Week 11 Group 1 Q 2: Lincoln's resources

Let's assume Lincoln is has a competitive advantage. What is/are the cause(s)? That is, what are the key resources here? To what extent do they pass the resources analysis model (i.e., VRIO or VRIN)?

Week 11 Group 2 Q 2: Lincoln's resources

Let's assume Lincoln is has a competitive advantage. What is/are the cause(s)? That is, what are the key resources here? To what extent do they pass the resources analysis model (i.e., VRIO or VRIN)?

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