Just as the rewards of strategic alliances are many, so are the options and their associated legal, financial and operational implications. In a world of constrained resources and intense competition, the challenge of developing strategically focused, cooperative relationships lies in designing and managing them to create value and knowing and mitigating the factors can result in alliance failures.
In this highly collaborative program guided by senior Kellogg faculty, you’ll learn how to create and manage a variety of strategic alliances, both domestic and international, including joint ventures, licensing agreements, buyer-supplier partnerships and consortia. You’ll examine the specific conditions under which alliances are preferred to other growth strategies, develop a better sense of the related costs and benefits, and leave with practical tools you can apply immediately.
This program will be offered in a live virtual format for fall 2020. Our live virtual programs are built to deliver a rich experience that’s comparable to our in-person programs. In this highly interactive format, you will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty and your peers in live discussions and lecture sessions. You will come away with the tools to navigate and succeed in the new business landscape.
Edward Zajac / Academic Director
Promises and Pitfalls of Alliances
Make, Buy or Ally
Alliance Decisions and Capabilities
Economic and Governance Issues
Analyzing and Designing Joint Ventures
Edward Zajac - Academic Director; James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations
Edward (Ned) Smith - Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management; Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Northwestern University; Faculty Affiliate, Northwestern Institute for Complexity (NICO)
Please Note: CPE credits are not available for this program in the live virtual format.
“This is perhaps one of the best courses on strategy around the globe. The interactions, the case studies and the lectures were truly insightful and helped me gain a deep understanding of managing alliances and partnerships in diverse scenarios.”
Global Head of Channel Partner Programs – Central Marketing Excellence, Philips Lighting Amsterdam
"For people new to this concept - [this is] an excellent [program] to gain the right foundation on alliance creation and management. The instructors were wonderful, energetic, and knowledgeable. You will learn from the diverse experience of participants as well.”
Senior Group Leader, Mondelez International, Inc.
“This program provided great insights and frameworks that will be critical to growing our alliances.”
CMO, Caesar's Entertainment
Please contact us to schedule an advising session
October 19-22, 2021
Start: October 19 at 4:15 PM
End: October 22 at 12:00 PM
Fee includes lodging and most meals