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Multi-party international joint ventures: Multiple post-formation change processes

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  • Chung, Chris Changwha
  • Beamish, Paul W.
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    Research on multi-party IJVs has been limited to a static context. Little attention has been paid to analyzing dynamic post-formation change processes. This study investigates the evolving influences of multi-party IJV complexity on performance in a dynamic context where the multi-party IJV goes through multiple waves of structural change. Using a static context, some previous studies found support for a negative impact of multi-party complexity on performance, while others did not. Analyzing 2652 multi-party IJVs over a period of 17 years, we attempt to reconcile previous work by investigating whether there is a threshold beyond which the negative impact of multi-party complexity on performance becomes salient.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 648-663

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    Keywords: International joint ventures; Multi-party complexity; Multiple structural changes; Performance and survival;

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