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Management-performance relationships in UK joint ventures

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  • Glaister, Keith W.
  • Buckley, Peter J.
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    This paper investigates the management-performance relationship for a sample of UK international joint ventures with partners from developed market economies. Management control is identified in terms of mechanism, extent and focus. Joint venture performance is evaluated by two subjective measures and two objective measures. The findings of the study are, first, that subjective measures of performance are not more significantly associated with the dimensions of management control than are objective measures of performance. Second, where partners dominate or have responsibility for management control they view performance more favourably than partners that do not have dominant management control. Finally, somewhat counter-intuitively the study finds that the nature of management control does not vary with the duration of joint ventures.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 235-257

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    Keywords: Joint ventures Management control Performance;

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    1. Ming-Chang Huang & Ya-Ping Chiu, 2014. "The antecedents and outcome of control in IJVs: A control gap framework," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 245-269, March.
    2. Pangarkar, Nitin, 2008. "Internationalization and performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 475-485, October.
    3. Byung Park, 2010. "What matters to managerial knowledge acquisition in international joint ventures? High knowledge acquirers versus low knowledge acquirers," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 55-79, March.

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