Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate on a substantial level. The three largest passenger alliances are the Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld. Alliances also form between cargo airlines, such as that of WOW Alliance, SkyTeam Cargo and ANA/UPS Alliance. Alliances provide a network of connectivity and convenience for international passengers and international packages.
Alliances can be seen as unstable organisational entities. Estimations of alliance failure rates range up to 60%, often due to problematic situations caused by changing internal or external circumstances. The likelihood of alliance failure increases when partners do not respond to these situations in the desired way. Hence, it has become necessary to develop a useful instrument to measure possible responses to specific problematic situations in alliances. In this work, a circumplex representation of the seven response strategies (exit propensity, opportunism, aggressive voice, creative voice, considerate voice, patience, and neglect) is used in combination with single item measurement to develop and test a new practical measurement tool. Three different tools are tested and compared on their reliability, validity and practicality. The scenario manipulations and analyses used in this work demonstrate that the new tools are valid, reliable and useful.
In this era of superheated rhetoric and vitriolic exchanges between the leaders of Iran and Israel, the threat of nuclear violence looms. This book traces the shifting relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 onwards, uncovering the details of secret alliances, treacherous acts, and unsavoury political manoeuvrings.
A timely and practical guide that helps senior managers design successful strategic partnerships Strategic alliances are increasingly common among modern corporations and a hot topic in today´s business schools. Alliance is a sophisticated guide to crafting successful partnerships, offering a combination of carefully designed checklists, up-to-date examples and scenarios from around the world, and the tools needed to ensure that all elements of an alliance are taken into account and fully assessed. Most managers don´t have the experience or knowledge to create a functional alliance governance structure. This book fills that knowledge gap with a clear description of the proper implementation process. * Ideal for business leaders engaged in building a corporate alliance and business school students * Covers all of the available alliance structure, describes the building blocks of alliance design, and defines an effective process for managers constructing alliances * Written by a leading expert on the subject who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals As the popularity and frequency of corporate strategic alliances grows, Alliance gives business leaders the insight and practical advice they need to ensure their partnerships benefit all parties.
Towards the end of 1919, American engineer Howard Scott formed the Technical Alliance, a group of engineers, scientists, and technicians based in New York. The Technical Alliance started an Energy Survey of North America, aimed at documenting the wastefulness of the capitalist system. The Technical Alliance advocated a more rational and productive society headed by technical experts, but their survey work failed to have a significant impact. Although some waste was documented, the ´´prosperity and conservatism of the 1920s undermined the political orientation of the Technical Alliance´´, and it disbanded in 1921, and the energy survey was not completed.
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The president is missingvanished without warning. And so are almost 200 other prominent officials across the world. How could this be? Who on Earth could possibly pull off such a massive kidnapping? Following hours of questioning and contemplation, we learn that the kidnappers might not be of this earth after all. In fact, they belong to an organization known as the United League of Planets (ULP), a group formed for the preservation of all planets capable of supporting intelligent life. Soon after learning of this incredible union and its mission to keep all planets on a positive course, Dr. Marion Britton, Director of the National Observatory of the United States, teams up with a high-ranking ULP official named Onreen to help the president convince the world that Earth should become the 39th member. In his debut novel, Strange Alliances: The United League of Planets, M. R. LaScola takes us on a fascinating adventure, acquainting us with a race of beings we have never before seen. This journey will cause you to wonder what else could be out there, as it bridges the divide between humans and aliens. And it will show you that it may, indeed, be possible for us to put aside our differences for the sake of a common goal. But membership into the United League of Planets comes with a price is it one that we are willing to pay?
Beka´s newfound faith is tested when she spends time with the eclectic theater group at school and a friend who is involved in the occult. Beka also struggles with her growing relationship with Mark. Where do Beka´s true loyalties lie in the midst of all these shifting alliances?