International Joint Ventures: Theory and Practice

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M.E. Sharpe, 2001 - Business & Economics - 323 pages
The first book-length treatment of theories, practical lessons, and the full set of critical issues that affect international joint ventures. It addresses culture, human resources, learning, legal, management, and research and development, and presents a full set of decisions and detailed guidelines for IJV formation and management. It also thoroughly analyzes 30 case studies.
 

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Contents

Conceptualization and Formation Motives
3
Theoretical Explanations of Formation Motives
9
Criteria and Process
19
Interpartner Fit at the Operational Level
30
Partner Selection Process
37
Founding Negotiations
48
Concurrent Factors
56
Negotiation Consequences
65
Discussion and Conclusions
181
Two Empirical Studies of Bargaining Power
187
Case Study Results
193
The Survey Study
206
Conclusions
219
Limitations and Deficiencies in Stability Research
234
Conclusions and Future Research Directions
241
Previous Literature on Joint Venture Development
247

Ownership Structure and Control
81
Dimensions of Control
96
Interpartner Learning and Knowledge Transfers
111
MiniCase Examples
126
An Integrative Framework of Performance Assessment
142
An Empirical Study of Interpartner
155
Methodology
163
A Balanced Understanding of Joint Venture
263
Exit Strategies and Procedures
273
MiniCase Examples
286
Index
307
About the Authors 323
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