More than two are a crowd. Different paths to effectiveness in dyadic and multi-party joint ventures
AbstractUsing data from 87 joint venture (JV) experiences, we compared the effectiveness of dyadic and multi-party JVs. We show that dyadic JVs are more effective than multi-party ones, and that the conditions resulting in an enhanced effectiveness differ for the two groups: while relational embeddedness significantly influences the effectiveness of dyadic JVs, monitoring mechanisms are pivotal in the case of multi-party JVs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/385.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 10 Apr 1999
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