Strategic Alliances in the Global Business Environment: A Critical Appraisal


  • Dr. Shahid Hasan School of Business and Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Author


Strategic alliances have emerged as indispensable tools for firms navigating the complexities of the global business environment. This paper provides a critical assessment of strategic alliances, examining their role, benefits, challenges, and implications for businesses operating in the interconnected global marketplace. By synthesizing existing literature and real-world examples, this article explores the dynamics of strategic alliances, highlighting their potential to enhance competitiveness, foster innovation, and facilitate market entry. However, it also scrutinizes the inherent risks and limitations associated with such partnerships, including issues of trust, cultural differences, and power asymmetry. Furthermore, this paper delves into the evolving nature of strategic alliances in response to shifting market dynamics, technological advancements, and geopolitical factors. Through a comprehensive analysis, this article contributes to a deeper understanding of strategic alliances and offers insights for practitioners and policymakers seeking to leverage these collaborative arrangements effectively in the pursuit of sustainable growth and competitive advantage in the global arena.