Compare and contrast the value of strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions as options for a company to expand their international operations in a successful way

Modes of Entry and the International Strategy

Assignment 1: Discussion—Modes of Entry and the International Strategy

When an organization decides to expand operations internationally,  one important thing to be checked is how it will approach and enter the  foreign markets being targeted. The choice of which entry mode(s) to be  used in entering international markets should match a company’s  international strategy. The entry mode must also be chosen to align well  with an organization’s structure and the knowledge of the markets.
Using the University online library resources, locate a  minimum of four different scholarly sources on modes of entering global  markets:

  • Compare and contrast the value of strategic alliances, mergers, and  acquisitions as options for a company to expand their international  operations in a successful way
  • Recent examples from business news to illustrate your answers

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be  thorough and address all components of the discussion question in  detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the  APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Make sure your writing
  • is clear, concise, and organized;
  • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
  • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria  Maximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions
16
Quality of responses to classmates
12
Frequency of responses to classmates
4
Reference to supporting readings and other materials
4
Language and grammar
4    Total:  40