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Post-Formation Processes in Eastern and Western European Joint Ventures


  • Keith D. Brouthers
  • Gary J. Bamossy


This study examines the post-formation processes that firms use to create successful international joint ventures (IJVs). Scholars have suggested that IJV performance is dependent on the post-formation processes firms institute to overcome barriers to success created by differences in national culture, trust, ownership positions and control mechanisms. Based on a longitudinal study of eight eastern/western European IJVs, our study provides insights into these post-formation processes, how these processes relate to each other, and how they relate to managers' evaluations of IJV success. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006.

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  • Keith D. Brouthers & Gary J. Bamossy, 2006. "Post-Formation Processes in Eastern and Western European Joint Ventures," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(2), pages 203-229, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jomstd:v:43:y:2006:i:2:p:203-229

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    1. Martin, Roderick, 1999. "Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198775683.
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