100% Original, Plagiarism Free, Tailored to your instructions

Order Now!

Key Performance Indicators in Alliance

Key Performance Indicators in Alliance
After an initial agreement has been reached, it is not unusual for partnerships to experience difficulties. Issues that seemed simple going into an alliance often become more complicated at the implementation stage. One partner may have expectations of the other that were not clearly spelled out to the satisfaction of each. Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) can create initial consensus, but Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in manufacturing and the service industry have set higher expectations and outcomes, and even more specific expectations with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) used for assessing actual performance. KPIs are an important means of measuring specifically targeted areas of performance that, if achieved, will help ensure that the organization fulfills its operational and strategic goals, thus helping to monitor the success of the agreements between the alliance partners.
Early in the process of negotiating KPIs with vendors, there is often a failure to get key stakeholders, such as HR, legal, internal IT, and the vendor, all together to agree on the KPI content. Using the Laurent (2008) article, “Human Resources and Recruiting Management,” to provide context, specify the causes of such failures and consider what the HR department can do to remedy these situations. Consider recommended practices in developing key performance indicators.
To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper:
Evaluate the importance of negotiating key performance indicators with alliance partners.
Why are KPIs crucial to the success of alliance agreements?
Describe how KPIs alleviate potential problems with alliance partners.
From your research on negotiating KPIs, what types of barriers to agreements often get in the way?
How can such barriers be removed or avoided?
Analyze the effects of foundation accords, governance accords, and change accords on the success of a strategic alliance.
How should the organization’s overall strategy drive the accords?
What are the potential risks and benefits associated with each type of accord on the success strategic alliances?
Which type of accord do you consider most important for the long-term success of the strategic alliance? Why?
Resources to be used:
Gibbs, R., & Humphries, A. (2009). Strategic alliances and marketing partnerships: Gaining competitive advantage through collaboration and partnering. London, NI: Kogan Page Limited.
Chapter 3, “The Obstacles and Drivers of Successful Partnerships”
Malhotra, D., & Lumineau, F. (2011). Trust and collaboration in the aftermath of conflict: The effects of contract structure. Academy of Management Journal, 54(5), 981–998.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Santora, J. (2008). How to build a framework for strategic alliances. Nonprofit World, 26(6), 15–17.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Wreden, N. (1999). Navigating uncharted waters. InformationWeek, (761), 138–140.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases

Our Service Charter

  1. Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-Free

    We employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
  2. Free Revisions

    We keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
  3. Confidentiality / 100% No Disclosure

    We make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
  4. Money Back Guarantee

    If the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
  5. 24/7 Customer Support

    We have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.

Excellent Quality
Zero Plagiarism
Expert Writers

Custom Writing Service

Instant Quote
Single spaced
approx 275 words per page
Urgency (Less urgent, less costly):
Total Cost: NaN

Get 10% Off on your 1st order!