What to Consider in Creating a Strategic Alliance

By Heather Creech on April 12, 2007
This IISD Knowledge Communications Practice Note offers advice on what to consider in creating and managing a strategic alliance. Although many research institutes have experience with networks, partnerships, communities of practice and other forms of institutional and individual collaboration, an "alliance approach" is relatively new to these not-for-profit organizations. A key part of this Practice Note addresses start-up tasks. These are: analyzing the history of inter-institutional relationships; reviewing organizational mandates and cultures; defining roles within the individual organizations; addressing potential operational challenges; and implementing a monitoring framework to assess alliance performance.

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IISD, 2007