Ch4 p5 - IHRM and International Alliances International...

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IHRM and International Alliances •International alliances •Informal or formal partnerships or agreements that do not result in an independent legal entity •Provide ways to increase capabilities and to enter new markets in relatively low-risk and low-cost ways •The three most important reasons for the creation of international alliances and partnerships are: •Accelerate growth •Access needed competencies •Expand into new markets IHRM and International Alliances Options for Managing International Alliances •As with IM&A and IJVs, there are a number of choices for design of an international alliance including the following: •The operator model: one dominant partner •The shared model: draws on culture and practices from both partners •The autonomous model: new organizational culture and management structure is developed •Other “people and general management issues” that must be addressed by IHRM: IHRM and International Alliances General People Issues
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