Description : Annotation In a textbook for a professional course or a tutorial for individual study, Gutterman explains a type of strategic relationship that allows two or more parties to collaborate in conducting specified business activities. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : A Short Course in International Trade Documentation is a key reference for importers, exporters, bankers, consultants, freight forwarders, and attorneys who need to know the documents used in international trade, as well as import/export documentation requirements for the top 50 trading nations.
Description : A good business plan is both a statement of where you're going and how you will get there. This book provides a step-by-step process for developing and writing a dynamic business plan that will serve you, your business, and your financial backers.
Description : This book provides the foundation for successful international negotiations. Whether buying a suitcase of sweaters in the Andes or negotiating a joint venture factory in China that will employ 3,000 workers, this book will prove to be invaluable.
Description : Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: This thesis deals in general with mergers & acquisitions in the CRO industry, and more specifically with reasons for M&A, success factors during the M&A process, and why M&A can fail in the Contract Research Organization industry. The pharmaceutical industry faces increasing obstacles in respect to the development and introduction of new medications. That has to do with stricter requirements for admission and sharper controls by authorities. Today, the research and development of a new drug can easily consume more than $800 million and lasting between 10 and 15 years. Due to these admission, money and time pressures, pharmaceutical companies are looking for an alternative in the drug development process. A very popular alternative is the outsourcing or in-house working with Contract Research Organizations (CRO). Contract Research Organizations are specialized in coordination and monitoring of drug development activities. Due to their focus they often offer a more sophisticated and faster process. Demographic changes, chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, and completely new cluster of symptoms demand new therapeutically treatments. The size of the CRO market in 2012 was around $32 billion and had an estimated market growth of around 9 – 12% for 2013. Increased outsourcing and allocation of R&D money towards CRO reflects a driving force for prospective growth. To benefit from the good industry outlooks CROs adjust their service offerings and strengthen their competitive situation. More and more Contract Research Organizations consider mergers & acquisitions as a vital solution to achieve their objectives. Since couple of years we can observe an increased number of deals. Large corporations can close the gaps in the internal service pipeline and smaller firms can use mergers as a financial exit. However, many M&A activities are considered as ineffective and contra-productive for the shareholder value – either destroy or merely add. Depending on the study, the numbers of M&A failures vary from 50% to even 80%. Possible reasons may be not enough integration planning and unrealistic expectations on the cost and time. The reality shows that it is not that easy to cut costs by simple combining two departments after a merger or acquisition. Additionally, we can see that mergers and acquisitions basically not succeed during the actual process.[...]
Description : "By assembling the highly focused works of more than two dozen businessmen, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, and experts in such fields as risk management and human resources, BenDaniel and Rosenbloom seamlessly illuminate a complex subject."-Paul E. Graf, President and CEO, Axel Johnson Inc. This fully revised Second Edition shows readers how to find, analyze, structure, and negotiate international deals.
Description : An intensive analysis of transnational ventures in the steel industry and the lessons they hold for joint ventures in other industries.
Description : This short, readerfriendly book is about best practice in joint ventures: the factors and processes which lead to success. Every year, corporations establish thousands of joint ventures (JVs), investing hundreds of billions of dollars. In fact, between 25% and 40% of all foreign investments take place via equity JVs. The use of JVs and strategic alliances has been rapidly growing. I've worked as a joint venture facilitator for Fortune 500 and other corporations for many years. The senior executives in these organizations often noted that the decisionmaking format I used with them would make a great book. This is it. The key purpose of the book is to demonstrate that joint ventures can work. They require however an open mind, and the willingness to work through a series of questions I provide. These relate to: testing the strategic logic; partnership and fit; shape and design; and operating the JV. Contrary to the perceptions of some, JVs can be just as profitable and survive just as long as wholly owned subsidiaries. They can in fact be effectively managed, and they are not going to cause a firm to lose its proprietary technology. Partnerships can work extremely well, and often, placing less emphasis on “control” is the way to go. If one is willing to acknowledge and respect that someone else (here a partner) has much to contribute, a stronger enterprise can result. True JVs can result in more stable and sustainable business, benefiting all partners, in whatever country they are located. The format of the book is intentionally conversational. It uses the Socratic method (question, answer, question, answer) which works so effectively in a case study classroom. Here the “classroom” is several business class seats on an international flight. This book is written for practicing managers and executives. Those contemplating the formation of a JV and those currently engaged in JVs will see improvement in the duration and performance of their collaborative ventures by following the recommended actions. A second audience is business schools and academics. The book is ideal for MBA, executive MBA and nondegree executive education courses or modules focused on JVs, alliances, cooperative strategies, etc.