The efficacy of Strategic Alliance through International cooperative Learning

Solomon Arhin

Abstract


Cooperative learning is an instructional method by which small groups of individuals learn material and then make presentations to other groups. Cooperative learning from the biblical perspective, “in Matthew 18:19, Jesus said, again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”. The resultant effect of this is the strong cooperation and alliance among the learners goup.The history of strategic alliance is dated the past several decades as popular problem solving tool. This paper presents issues on strategic alliance as comparative study based on results obtained through questionnaire from two hundred and seventy four (274) Ghanaian respondents in the Ashanti region on cooperative learning and their comparison with other similar international type of research that used larger sampling size through a structured collection of data. The findings from the responses obtained were analyzed through statistical charts and line diagrams to detect and establish any relationship in divergence or pattern for the research. The major distinguishing feature of this research is the development of key variables of alliance through cooperative learning and testing of these variables theoretically and scientifically why explaining the benefits of alliance through cooperative learning. The findings indicate that key variables of specificity, complexity, experience and protectiveness are inversely related to knowledge ambiguity in alliance formation and cooperative learning. Based on these findings, the recommendations are that future researchers and new firms going into strategic alliance must adopt variety of alliance strategies through cooperative learning to achieve organizational goals. The study concludes that for a successful alliance, there should be social network, policy planning and implementation. The cooperative learning must begin from top-bottom approach of management level in order to motivate subordinates participation.


Keywords


complexity, Tacitness ,experience, protectiveness, knowledge ambiguity, specificity, cooperative learning.

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