Korea Beral (B)

Published 04 Jan 1997
Reference 4743
Topic Strategy
Region Asia
Summary

This series of cases (A) (B) (C) is the saga of an eventful relationship between a large global corporation based in Europe (UK) and a partner (licences and joint venture) in South Korea. It explores the many issues raised in such partnerships, and the role of people in handling them.

Teaching objectives

To illustrate the need to develop a long-term view, and cultural competence, in managing partnerships across distant countries and cultures. The case illustrates how objectives and methods are sources of conflict in partnerships when the people dimension is not accounted for. It raises questions about strategic choices for the future.

Keywords
  • JOINT VENTURE
  • PARTNERSHIP
  • ASIA
  • CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
  • TRUST
  • ENTRY STRATEGIES
  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
  • ASIA