Structural and social dimensions of an international joint venture: The case of Hypor Canada in China
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to advance knowledge in the area of international joint ventures, more specifically in China. Design/methodology/approach – The analysis considers events prior to 26 April 2006, when the joint venture was announced. Organizations involved are considered as units of analysis for the current study. Using Yin's methodology for exploratory theory development, this study builds on existing theories through a case study that explores the execution of international joint ventures. This study analyzes holistic data in relation to Hypor Canada, Sichuan South Hope Company Ltd, and Shangdong Liu He Group Ltd. Findings – The findings suggest that strategic intents and resources need to be aligned between parties involved, and that foreign-based North American firms should cultivate both the structural and social dimensions of a relationship with a Chinese-based company. Research limitations/implications – The sample was limited to one case in swine genetics. The findings of this research may only be fully applicable for explaining joint venture operations in this particular area. Practical implications – The Hypor and New Hope agreement shows that a project needs to address both structural and social dimensions at once. Managers and marketers need to be aware of this and to consider both dimensions when assessing situations that may lead to a new joint venture. Originality/value – For various reasons, many joint ventures between North American and Chinese companies fail. On 26 April 2006, however, Hypor Canada, a leader in swine genetics headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, signed what would prove to be a successful joint venture with China-based New Hope (Sichuan South Hope Company Ltd). The agreements with Sichuan South Hope Company Ltd (New Hope) and Shandong Liu He Group Company Ltd (Liu He) were at the production and distribution of breeding pigs in China.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.emeraldinsight.com|
|Order Information:|| Postal: Emerald Group Publishing, Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA, UK|
Web: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jcefts.htm Email:
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eme:ceftpp:v:1:y:2008:i:2:p:49-61. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Virginia Chapman)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.