Technology Transfer

Negotiations

   

By: UNIDO

Partially adapted

  

 

Conduct During Negotiations

 

 

 

Negotiators have different views on how negotiations should be conducted: whether as an adversarial process, with each side defending its interests until a mutually acceptable position is forged, or as a process in which the mutuality of interests is the paramount focus... More

 

 

 

Typical Negotiating Techniques and Tactics

 

 

 

It is often difficult to distinguish between negotiating techniques and negotiating tactics. One way is to think of negotiating techniques as positive methods designed to resolve issues fairly and negotiating tactics. One way is to think of negotiating techniques as positive methods designed to resolve issues fairly and negotiating tactics as clever negative maneuvres to create false impressions and obtain agreement through deceit.

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

The goal of enlightened negotiation should be to achieve an agreement that is equitable. The process should recognize the interests of the parties and provide for optimizing the benefits as measured by objective standards. Enlightened negotiating leads to a long-term relationship in which both parties focus on maximizing their mutual return, not one in which each party tries to maximize its own return at the expense of that of the other party.

Adherents of positional bargaining − while they enjoy some obvious advantages in dominating a negotiation tend to put excessive demands, restrictions, provisions and royalties into the agreement. Even though the terms and conditions may be accepted by the other party because it urgently needs the particular technology, experience has shown that agreements under such conditions can also lead to discouragement and underperformance. In the long run, fairness will result in the best return for each party.