Member Firm Organizations

Member Firm Organizations are a form of strategic alliances, situated on a continuum somewhere between a subsidiary and a purely commercial agreement.  The member firms within the organization have chosen to be part of the group, and have been vetted by the organization as qualified and desirable to the others and to the organization as a whole.

Member Firm Organizations can be very tightly knit, almost like a franchise model, or rather loosely aligned in a network of common interests.  Issues such as sales & marketing, operations and support functions are dealt with in a manner in which there is a common approach or each member firm has its own processes and systems.  [Read more…]

Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships is a concept which is becoming more prevalent every day.

I recently received my quarterly copy of Strategic Alliance, the magazine of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), a fine organization of which I am a member.  The magazine is a great source of news for alliances professionals, and on page p.37 of the most recent issue the title reads, “Alliances That Could Save the World.” [Read more…]

International solutions articulate the global-local model

International solutions which enable small to mid-sized companies to compete in a global economy are greatly enhanced by establishing strategic alliances across all geographies.  A firm’s ability to leverage the global-local model is often a key factor of its future success. [Read more…]

Politics is the Art of Compromise

Politics is the art of compromise.

This is not just an old wives’ tale.  This is the way all generations prior to the current one were schooled.  Not just concerning politics, but in all things involving human interactions, including business, international affairs and even marriage. [Read more…]

Member Firms Consulting Organizations

Member firm consulting organizations are a particular form of strategic alliances.  They are typically multi-member, independent companies who have chosen to work together in a closely aligned and tightly integrated framework agreement. [Read more…]

What is a strategic alliance?

What is a strategic alliance?  A ‘strategic alliance’ is a relationship between two or more parties to pursue a set of agreed upon goals or to meet a critical business need while remaining independent organizations.  This form of cooperation lies between acquisitions and organic growth. [Read more…]

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