(1) Over the past decade, the landscape of the international business environmen
(1) Over the past decade, the landscape of the international business environment has undergone substantial change. International strategic alliances (ISAs) and other inter-firm collaborative strategies have permeated global trade. With increasing frequency, international strategic alliances are being forged between firms. Instead of competing in an adversarial manner, firms are now focusing on “collaborating with their competitors.” (a)Describe why are ISAs being formed and why is this major paradigm shift occurring from competing against to cooperating with competitors?Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) (b)IDENTIFY, DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN in SUBSTANTIVE DETAIL the concept/theory, precepts, and building blocks of ISAs and reasons for building ISAs. Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) (c)IDENTIFY the TYPES and CHARACTERISTICS of ISAs in SUBSTANTIVE DETAIL. Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) TYPES of ISAsCHARACTERISTICSWrite your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Add additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as needed(d)Identify in SUBSTANTIVE DETAIL the ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES of forming international strategic alliances? Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) ADVANTAGES OF ISAsDISADVANTAGES OF ISAsWrite your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Add additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as needed(e)“All joint ventures are strategic alliances, but not all strategic alliances are joint ventures.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement. Either way, provide a DETAILED explanation in defense of your position.Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) (IMPORTANT NOTE FOR Q1a-e: IN ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS, DO NOT ONLY MERELY RESTATE POINTS DISCUSSED IN THE LECTURE ON THESE TOPICS. FOR THIS CASE ONLY, PLEASE DO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND USE EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION TO ADDITIONAL EXPLANATIONS FOR YOUR ANSWER, BUT BE SURE TO CITE ALL YOUR SOURCES OF INFORMATION AFTER EACH ANSWER.) -------------------------------------------------------------------(2) The following questions are based on the HBS XEROX FUJI/XEROX (X-FX) Case. (a) Based on your assessment, IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN IN DETAIL THE CENTRAL PROBLEM facing X-FX? Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) (b) ENNUMERATE and EXPLAIN IN SUBSTANTIVE DETAIL EACH OF the 4 KEY ACTION ISSUES for which different strategies/solutions need to be articulated? What are the solutions for each ISSUE?ACTION ISSUE 1 (Provide Sub-Heading):Explain your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) ACTION ISSUE 2 (Provide Sub-Heading):Explain your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)ACTION ISSUE 3 (Provide Sub-Heading):Explain your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)ACTION ISSUE 4 (Provide Sub-Heading):Explain your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)(c) Based on your analysis, first describe in DETAIL the meaning of EACH OF THE OPTIONS BEING CONSIDEREDFOR: (1) MARKETING, (2) RESEARCH, and (3) DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING. MARKETING CONFIGURATION RESEARCH CONFIGURATION DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING CONFIGURATION Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) (d) Then identify and weigh in DETAIL the numerous PROS and CONS of EACH OF THE OPTIONS BEING CONSIDERED FOR: (1) MARKETING, (2) RESEARCH, and (3) DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING. MARKETING CONFIGURATION Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) MARKETING CONFIGURATIONMARKETING CONFIGURATION OPTIONSPROSCONSOption 1, etc.Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Add additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as neededRESEARCH CONFIGURATION Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) RESEARCH CONFIGURATIONRESEARCH CONFIGURATIONOPTIONSPROSCONSOption 1, etc.Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Add additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as neededDEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING CONFIGURATION Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING CONFIGURATIONDEVELOPMENT &MANUFACTURING OPTIONSPROSCONSOption 1, etc.Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.)Add additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as neededAdd additional columns and rows as needed(e) Based on your assessment of (c) and (d) above, suggest the BEST CONFIGURATION that would provide the HIGHEST LEVEL OF FOR COOPERATION identified by the Codestiny task force among EACH OF THE FOUR OPTIONS OF: (1) MARKETING, (2) RESEARCH, and (3) DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING. (MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE A SUBSTANTIALLY DETAILED EXPLANATION JUSTIFYING YOUR SELECTION OF THE BESTCONFIGURATION.) MARKETING CONFIGURATION RESEARCH CONFIGURATION DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING CONFIGURATION Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) Write your answer here. (Use as much space you need.) Requirements: about a paragraph per question

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