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Disseminative capacity and knowledge acquisition from foreign partners in international joint ventures

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  • Minbaeva, Dana
  • Park, Chansoo
  • Vertinsky, Ilan
  • Cho, Yeon Sung

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We developed a theoretical model that examines the impacts of a foreign parent’s disseminative capacity on knowledge transfer to International Joint Ventures (IJVs). We tested our model with data from 199 IJVs in South Korea. We found empirical support for our arguments that the foreign parent firm’s codification and articulation ability, willingness to share knowledge, and frequent and effective use of communication channels determined the extent of knowledge acquisition by the local IJV partners.

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  • Minbaeva, Dana & Park, Chansoo & Vertinsky, Ilan & Cho, Yeon Sung, 2018. "Disseminative capacity and knowledge acquisition from foreign partners in international joint ventures," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 53(5), pages 712-724.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:53:y:2018:i:5:p:712-724
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2018.03.011
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