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Cooperative strategies in international business and management: Reflections on the past 50 years and future directions

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  • Beamish, Paul W.
  • Lupton, Nathaniel C.

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Over the past 50 years, cooperative forms of governance such as equity joint ventures and other strategic alliances have received tremendous attention in international business and management research. This article traces the history of this research over these past five decades with particular emphasis on the critical role that (Columbia) Journal of World Business has played in disseminating scholarly and managerial expertise on the successful management of cross-border, inter-firm collaboration. We highlight the evolution of interest in different contexts, phenomena, theories, and methodologies, along with the factors that have driven interest in these topics. Several suggestions for future research are also provided.

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  • Beamish, Paul W. & Lupton, Nathaniel C., 2016. "Cooperative strategies in international business and management: Reflections on the past 50 years and future directions," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 163-175.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:51:y:2016:i:1:p:163-175
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2015.08.013
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