Iant ICN: Formation of the A-Team & Navitas V.Kaplan

Hi there,
This case study requires students to analysis a set of questions relating to a particular case study.
Students prepare for each case study by preparing a two page response to the questions.

To complete these 2 case study please follow the book : Strategic Management /by Hubbard, Rice & Beamish
ISBN: 9781442528680.

The Fist case study : Case 9 Giant ICN : formation of the A-Team (p.520-528)
Please answer this 7 questions as I listed , I dont need any introduction paragraph , and I need two pages for this case study :

1.Why was the A-Team established?

2.Is there some relevance that the firms were all Taiwanese firms?

3.What kind of activities/mechanisms contributed to the mutual learning among A-Team members?

4.Is cooperating with a direct competitor (such as between Merida and Giant) a viable
prospect for the A-Team in the long term?

5.Is it okay if one partner gains more from the alliance than others?

6.What should Lo do to help the A-Team achieve all of the objectives set in 2003?

7.Under what conditions might the A-Team break up?

The second case study :
Case 5 . Navitas v. Kaplan: private forces in the education industry (p.466-477)
Please answer this 7 questions as I listed , I dont need any introduction paragraph , and I need two pages for this case study:

1.Consider the PARTS model (Players, Added Value, Rules of the Game, Tactics, Scope) on pp.222-229. Provide a brief sentence about the Navitas-Kaplan rivalry according to each of these.
Also, using the 5Qs(pp. 32-33) assess:

2.What is Navitass business strategy? How well is it performing?

3.What is Kaplans corporate strategy? What is its business strategy in Australia? How well is it
performing?

Also, consider:
4.To what extent is Kaplan a threat to Navitas? What should Navitas do to address this?

5.To what extent is Navitas a threat to Kaplan? What should Kaplan do to address this?

6.To what extent do Navitas, Kaplan and similar organizations threaten existing government
higher education institutions, such as universities and TAFEs?

7.What should universities do to address this?

Once again, please answer all the questions ( 7questions for each case study),
each case study MUST have 2 pages long,
do NOT need introduction paragraph for both.
THANKS