Module 13: external growth strategies and implementation

 

Module 13: Discussion Forum

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 company’s experiences with mergers/acquisitions and alliances?  

  1. 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?
  2. Did the merger/acquisition and/or alliance create or destroy value? (Provide evidence to back the assessment of value creation/destruction.)
  3. 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 Saudi Electronic University 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/or your instructor’s 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. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.

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