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What are some of the advantages of strategic alliances and network structures in...

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Posted August 5, 2013 at 1:54 AM via web

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What are some of the advantages of strategic alliances and network structures in relation to recent innovations in organizational architecture?

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farouk23 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM (Answer #1)

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There here has been a steady move away from traditional rigid organizational structures and trend towards models that fit the business or market. This more flexible approach to organizational management allows the enterprise to innovate quicker and adapt more swiftly. A large part of this organizational malleability has been made possible due to strategic alliances and network structures. With strategic alliances, organizations can focus on their core strengths while relying on a trusted partner to carry out complementary operations. Organizations can also use a network operational structure to split their administration up into distinct operational units to promote maximum efficiency. 

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