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Contract Renegotiation with the Chilean Government
In the 1960’s Kennecott (Rio Tinto), a U.S. company, was about to enter into renegotiation over its contract with the government of Chile concerning its El Teniente copper mine. At the time, Chile’s BATNA appeared overwhelmingly strong as the government was possessed of a strong pro sovereignty stance towards foreign management of its natural resources. Can we take some lessons for our mortgage renegotiations? The government of Chile was politically positioned to
Negotiation Walk Away
Negotiation Walk Away [ni-goh-shee-ey-shuh n] [wawk] [uh-wey] https://www.negotiations.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/sounds/NegotiationWalkAway.mp3
Negotiating with a Power Imbalance
by - Matthew
Whilst integrative negotiation will be generally less effective where there is a significant imbalance in negotiation power between the parties, this does not necessarily mean that the situation cannot be remedied. Accepting the fact that the balance of negotiation power is a dynamic concept, the weaker party in this situation has a number of strategic options: Having assessed the power balance between your side and the other, consider ways and means of: improving your
Crossed Finger - Do You Know When They’re Lying
Do You Know When They're Lying?
by - Kevin Sawyer
Is lying just a part of negotiation? Recent studies about lying revealed that complete strangers lie to one another at least three times within the first couple of minutes of meeting one another. Additional research declares that you will be lied to today anywhere between ten and two hundred times! Typical lies told by both men and women include: "I'm on my way." "I'm stuck in traffic." "Sorry I missed your call." "I'm fine thanks" The most common workplace lies: "I'm sick. I won't
Mediation Medium
Business Mediation Medium
#mediation#medium
Enron case
Enron’s Indian Negotiation Debacle
In the early 1990s, the US energy giant Enron, decided it needed to diversify by expanding its growth abroad with emerging countries. In June of 1992, Enron engaged in negotiations with the government of India. Enron had identified the state of Maharashtra, the third largest state in India with a population of roughly 79 million, and containing India’s commercial capital of Mumbai, to negotiate a major energy project. Maharashtra was governed by the Congress Party. Negotiations
Negotiation ZOPA
Negotiation ZOPA [ni-goh-shee-ey-shuh n] [zopa] https://www.negotiations.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/sounds/NegotiationZOPA.mp3
How do I Negotiate my Job Title
by - Jan
Most business professionals focus on the money and benefits, giving too little attention to their job title. Job titles are useful when it comes to your NEXT move, so plan ahead. So well done for casting your net widely in your new job negotiation. We recommend your follow our 7 step process to negotiate your job title: Identify who is responsible for your job title change. If you don't already have a relationship with them, build your relationships before you ask for your title
RFQ
What's the Difference Between Contract RFT RFQ RFP RFI?
by - Suki Mhay & Calum Coburn
Contract negotiation training graduates often ask us to explain four key terms that comprise the 'RFx' processes: RFI, RFQ, RFT, and RFP. These processes have grown in popularity in procurement and purchasing. This is especially so in larger buying organizations. Only the best negotiation training teaches how to select the most suitable process. Further, to use each process well, having expert training is key. In practice, you may find people wrongly use these phrases to
bowing japanese
Japanese Cultural Mistakes
#bowing#japanese
China Australia case
Scientists and Bureaucrats - Orientation Issues
by - Dr Bob March
Overview This case study involves attempts to set up a bilateral scientific research arrangement involving Chinese scientists and Australian government representatives based in the nation’s capital, Canberra. The discussions are ongoing. Three face-to-face meetings between Chinese and Australians have already been held, the first in the United States in 1999 and the subsequent two in Europe in 2001 and 2003. The setting, each time an international scientific conference
Win-Lose Negotiation
Win-Lose Negotiation [win-looz] [ni-goh-shee-ey-shuh n] https://www.negotiations.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/sounds/Win-LoseNegotiation.mp3
Japanese Negotiation Silence
by - Kim
You look to be suffering from 2 challenges. Firstly, Japanese Negotiators are famed for putting face saving first - yours and theirs. By contrast western negotiators are more concerned about rapidly progressing the relationship or contract, or knowing the reason why they are not interested in taking the contract forward. It's likely that your Japanese counterparty negotiators are saving you from the possible embarrassment of hearing that they have not chosen you as a supplier.
Excitement Concessions
Concession Excitement
#excitement#concessions
Gaming in Shanghai
by - Dr Bob March
Overview HyperHawk, one of the world’s major providers of global supply management software and services, helps companies reduce costs through efficient product and services sourcing. At the time of writing, HyperHawk had handled more than $50 billion worth of products and services in the oil and gas, other natural resources, retail, transport, finance, and industrial sectors for customers including General Motors, Nestlé, Shell, Japan Energy, Mitsubishi, and
Unanimity Rule
Unanimity Rule [yoo-nuh-nim-i-tee] [rool] https://www.negotiations.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/sounds/UnanimityRule.mp3
Positional Union and Management Negotiators
by - Fred Kline
In the U.S. it's illegal for management to not negotiate past its first offer. From what you've described, it sounds like management are being competitive, positional and may not want to negotiate. If you take their 'position' seriously, then two options include asking them to come back when they are ready to negotiate, or to make a counter proposal. Framing I would suggest that you prepare a carefully worded 'negotiation frame' to talk about collaborating together for mutual
Job Offer Negotiation Advice
One of the most exciting experiences we can face in life is the prospect of starting a new job. We can literally feel the buzz as anxiety and self confidence ebb and flow through the interview process. Afterwards, we will occasionally catch ourselves staring into space, tapping our fingers, sneaking glances at the phone and eagerly checking our e-mail to see if we’ve had a response. Then, that magical moment comes we get the job and they want to talk about the job offer. What
Beanstalk Jack
Competitive Negotiation
#beanstalk#competitive negotiation
Andorra
Andorra versus the European Community (EC)
As a vestige of Charlemagne’s Empire, Andorra is a small land locked principality snuggled between France and Spain. Andorra is jointly governed by two co-princes, being the President of France and the Bishop of Ugrell of Spain. The co-princes hold sovereign power over the principality except on issues of economic and social matters. Andorra’s trade was ruled by two parallel agreements negotiated between France and Spain. When the EU negotiated to admit Spain into the