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MGT 445 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Third Party Conflict Resolution Paper
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Negotiations: Third Party Conflict

                                        The Ken Griffey Jr. Negotiation

The Ken Griffey Jr. negotiation case relates to the contracts and nature of the United States baseball major league teams.  Ken Griffey, Jr. (hereinafter “Griffey”) also known as “Junior” is a professional baseball player who plays as an outfielder and a superb hitter.  Junior was 30 at the time of the dispute and at the time of the case Seattle Mariners was the team Griffey was in.  The season began April to October 2000, the contract would run out with the Seattle Mariners in October and Griffey would be a free agent.  The Seattle ballclub would not gain anything if they lost Griffey to another team.  Griffey was unhappy with the Seattle Mariners and baseball teams trade players at times for various reasons, some of which are that the players may not be a good fit in the team (no team-chemistry), expensive player, baseball skills declining, etc (Lewicki, Barry, & Saunders, 2007.)  Learning Team A will discuss the possible negotiation interventions and analyze the strategies that took place during the case.  Team A will also discuss the best strategies used during the negotiation process, discuss how the conflicts in the negotiation process were resolved, and have isolated the contingency plan for the negotiated case.

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