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(Revised from original 2001 version)
Guinness PLC: Managing Negotiations
Describes an initiative by Guinness, LLP to revise the process by which it centrally authorizes, supports, and reviews negotiations that are undertaken worldwide on its behalf. Senior managers wished to give regional officers enough discretion to respond to local conditions while still maintaining centralized control and coordination. Includes detailed descriptions of two such negotiations, one involving the dissolution of a partnership, the other a possible acquisition.
Keywords: Partners and Partnerships;