In this module, we explored the role of the corporate headquarters and its relationship with individual businesses, and how the corporate headquarters creates value by making mergers/acquisitions and alliances.
Select a Saudi Arabian company. Describe this companys experiences with mergers/acquisitions and alliances?
Why did the Saudi Arabian company merge/acquire and/or make alliances with other companies? That is, what competencies and opportunities did the Saudi Arabian company seek from its association with the target company?
Did the merger/acquisition and/or alliance create or destroy value? (Provide evidence to back the assessment of value creation/destruction.)
What recommendations would you make to the Saudi Arabian company concerning this or future mergers/acquisitions and/or alliances?
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (require supporting citations) in your initial response along with at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Use an academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question post answers to this weekly discussion question and your instructors response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Answering all course questions is also required.
Chapter 14 in Contemporary Strategy Analysis
Chapter 14 PowerPoint slides in Contemporary Strategy Analysis
Bhattacharyya, S. S. (2019). Development of an integrated model of strategic alliance. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 441457.
Luong, T. A. (2018). Picking cherries or lemons: A unified theory of cross?border mergers and acquisitions. The World Economy, 41(2), 653666
Course Materials Required: Grant, R. M. (2019). Contemporary strategy analysis (10th ed.) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 9781119495727