Performance Effects of Alternative Joint Ventures Resource Responsibility Structures.

This study examines the relationship between the acquirers of a joint venture’s (JV’s) resources and the JV’s performance in achieving its partners’ goals. Research data were collected through surveys of 83 U.S. firms involved in manufacturing JVs to examine the differential impact of alternative resource responsibility structures on JV performance. The analysis shows that JVs receiving a variety of resources from both partners outperform JVs where JV management is responsible for securing its own resources, and outperform JVs receiving resources primarily from a dominant partner. The implications of the study’s results for theory development, future research, and practicing managers are discussed.

Main Author: Pearce II, John A.
Other Authors: Hatfield, Louise.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2002
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