A Joint Venture of Two Giants: The Case of BP-TNK
Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos
Brunel University - Brunel Business School; Gnosis Management Consultants; HOCG
U21Global Graduate School
September 18, 2009
U21Global Authentic Assessment Series No. AA-2009-029
The assessment invites students to study and critically apply some of the tools, concepts and models discussed in managing international business. More specifically, students are asked to critically identify and apply the cultural dimension models and discuss some of the cultural characteristics of Russia and the United Kingdom. In addition, they are expected to explore the advantages and disadvantages of joint ventures versus mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and recommend actions for top management to ensure the long-term success of such decisions.
Keywords: International business, Joint ventures, External environment, Mergers and acquisitions, Oil and gas industry, BP, TNK, United Kingdom, RussiaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 7, 2010
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