Please answer the following: 

In Chapter 13 of your Jay Barney Text, your Author covers the Various Types and Value of Strategic Alliances; Your Text lists Joint Ventures as one type of Strategic Alliances, and while working in the Old Soviet Union for 11 Years, I actually put together Three Such Joint Ventures.

1. What are these various types of Strategic Alliances, what are their comparative values??? 
2. What distiguishes a Joint Venture versus other types of Strategic Alliances, and how do such Joint Ventures succeed in the International Commercial Environment??? 
3. What distiguishes a Joint Venture versus other types of Strategic Alliances, and how do such Joint Ventures succeed in the International Commercial Environment??? 
4. What are some reasons a firm would want to utilize a strategic alliance?