2208 International Strategic Alliances
Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Mohr
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/14/20 to 09/30/20
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/13/20 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/24/20 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Online-Einheit
Procedure for the course when limited activity on campus

This module will be run entirely online.


Strategic alliances play a central role for the success of internationally operating firms and come in various shapes and forms. At the same time, research shows that because of various differences between alliance partners, such alliances are difficult to manage and are thus often highly unstable. The objective of this course is to provide you with insights into the factors that are crucial to the success of strategic alliances.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will:
1. Become aware of the various types of strategic alliances that are available to internationally operating firms
2. Be able to recognize how particular characteristics of alliances affect their management and stability.
3. Develop the skills needed for solving the challenges faced by firms when considering the establishment and when managing strategic alliances
4. Improve communication skills necessary for effective (online) team work.

Attendance requirements

Due to the current uncertainty regarding potential restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this module will be offered entirely online and there is no requirement for students to be present on campus. There will be a small number of synchronous online lectures/meetings at which (virtual) presence will be required.

Teaching/learning method(s)

This module will be delivered entirely online. Lecture recordings and readings will be made available on learn@WU. A number of sessions will be held through life streaming through MS Teams. The timings of these MS Teams sessions will be confirmed at the beginning of the module.

Individual written report 1
30% of overall assessment
submission 01.11.2020
Individual written report 2
30% of overall assessment
submission 22.11.2020

Group (video) presentation/real life case study
40% of overall assessment
submission 13.12.2020
Availability of lecturer(s)

I am available for personal meetings. Please contact me via e-mail for an appointment

Last edited: 2020-08-24