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The Rationale for International Equity Joint Ventures


  • Glaister, Keith W.


This study examines the rationale for the formation of international equity joint ventures (IJVs) from the perspectives of the transactions cost and resource based theories. The study adopts a multi-method personal interview and self-administered questionnaire approach to examine the rationale for the decision to form an IJV in the parent firms. The study also examines the extent and methods of analysis when deciding to form a JV. Key Results. The findings show that aspects of both the transaction cost and resource base views influence the decision to form a JV. In this respect the transaction cost and resource base perspectives on JV formation should be regarded as complementary views rather than substitute views.

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  • Glaister, Keith W., 2004. "The Rationale for International Equity Joint Ventures," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 493-507, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:22:y:2004:i:5:p:493-507

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    1. Nemeth, Alexander & Nippa, Michael, 2011. "Revisiting research on IJV exit: More questions than answers," Freiberg Working Papers 2011/03, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
    2. Owens, Martin & Palmer, Mark & Zueva-Owens, Anna, 2013. "Institutional forces in adoption of international joint ventures: Empirical evidence from British retail multinationals," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 883-893.
    3. Moses Acquaah, 2005. "Enterprise Ownership, Market Competition and Manufacturing Priorities in a Sub-Saharan African Emerging Economy: Evidence from Ghana," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 9(3), pages 205-235, September.


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