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International Joint Venture and the Technology of the Future

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  • Sugata Marjit

    (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India)

  • Arijit Mukherjee

    ()
    (Keele University, Department of Economics)

  • Tarun Kabiraj

    (Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India)

Abstract

We consider the possibility of forming a joint venture (JV) between a local firm and a foreign multinational in a situation when there is no current gain from such an arrangement. In the presence of policy uncertainty and threat of entry, a current period formation of JV with the multinational, which is expected to come up with a superior technology in the future, gives a strategic advantage to the incumbent.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Keele University in its series Keele Department of Economics Discussion Papers (1995-2001) with number 2001/01.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2001
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Publication status: Published in Research in Economics, September 2004, Vol. 58(3), pages 219-34. [ doi:10.1016/j.rie.2004.05.002 ]
Handle: RePEc:kee:keeldp:2001/01

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