Executives faced with the need to manage an fast-growing portfolio of alliances and acquisitions often scramble to learn from the experiences and best-practices of others. One way to do so is to attend a workshop on alliance management, such as the one we have offered in the past at Brandeis University (in Boston area). Another is to pull together a small group for an in-house workshop, which can run from half a day to 3 days. See the outline of our talks and training offerings here.
For MBAs, a full course on alliances and M&A is a popular elective in many schools. At Brandeis, I have taught a course of alliance strategy for many years. Currently, the course covers all aspect of Remix Strategy, including acquisitions and divestments. An outline of the syllabus is below.