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Managing dynamics of inter-partner cooperation of IVJs in China


Liang, F, Managing dynamics of inter-partner cooperation of IVJs in China, Chinese Management Studies, 2, (4) pp. 303-316. ISSN 1750-614X (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/17506140810910944


Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the dynamics of IJV inter-partner cooperation and examines the critical determinants of maintaining ongoing cooperative intern-partner relationship between IJV partners. Design/methodology/approach – The research is based on a dataset collected through a survey of IJVs in China. Non-parametric statistics were used in the analyses to test a series of hypotheses. Findings – The research finds that inter-partner cooperation is a comprehensive process and impacted by a series of factors. Appropriate selection of local Chinese partners is critical to a cooperative relationship between IJV partners. In particular, intrinsic capabilities of local partners were found more important than their external advantageous conditions. The technology transfer coupled by the organisational learning of foreign partners also significantly facilitates a cooperative inter-partner relationship of IJVs. Originality/value – IJV inter-partner cooperation is examined from a comprehensive perspective to reveal the dynamics of the cooperation. Critical determinants of inter-partner cooperation are identified, enhancing our understanding of managing inter-partner cooperation of IJVs in China.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Joint ventures, International cooperation, Determinants, China
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business systems in context
Research Field:Business systems in context not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Liang, F (Dr Fan Liang)
ID Code:53732
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2008-12-23
Last Modified:2015-03-27
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