BUS 499 Stayer University Week 6 Congeneric Acquisition Type Discussion


Please respond to the following:


  • Using the Internet, research acquisitions that are currently
    underway and choose one of these acquisitions to discuss. Based on the
    firms’ characteristics and experiences and the reasons cited to support
    the acquisition, do you feel it will result in increased strategic
    competitiveness for the acquiring firm? Why or why not?
  • Of the problems that affect the success of an acquisition, which
    one do you believe is the most critical in the global economy? Why? What
    should firms do to make certain that they do not experience such a
    problem when they use an acquisition strategy?



  • What incentives influence firms to use international strategies?
    What are the three basic benefits firms can gain by successfully
    implementing an international strategy? Why?
  • Determine why, given the advantages of international
    diversification, some firms choose not to expand internationally.
    Provide specific examples to support your response.
  • As firms attempt to internationalize, they may be tempted to locate
    their facilities where business regulation laws are lax. Discuss the
    advantages and potential risks of such an approach, using specific
    examples to support your response.