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International Joint Ventures in East Asia

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ISBN 9781560247715
Published May 6, 1996 by Routledge
165 Pages

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Book Description

Rapid development in East Asia and the growing importance of the role of international joint ventures there has caused a need for more research on the region. International Joint Ventures in East Asia provides a state-of-the-art review of research on international joint ventures (IJVs) in East Asia, advances understanding of this geographical region, and points out the future areas of research on IJVs in this area. This latest research, conducted by business school professors in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Asia Region, presents readers with an innovative, multicultural perspective and assists the joint venture manager in planning, negotiating, and running joint ventures in East Asia.

Authors in International Joint Ventures in East Asia presented their findings at the Second Conference on Joint Ventures in East Asia, held in Bangkok, Thailand. These researchers present findings of interst to business professionals and educators including:

  • the development of international corporate strategic alliances
  • entry mode choice
  • a typology, which uses two dimensions to identify four types of IJVs and four patterns of IJV development, as a conceptual framework for analysis and appraisal of IJVs in developing countries
  • IJVs in China, with an emphasis on the central theme of cross-cultural communication, management, and understanding
  • an integrative framework for strategic human resource management in IJVs
  • technology transferability of IJVs in China

    International Joint Ventures in East Asia is invaluable reading for businesses, academic researchers of international business, business strategists with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim Region, business managers in charge of Pacific Rim operations, business managers in joint ventures in East Asia, and academic professors and researchers of international business.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Research on International Joint Ventures in East Asia: A Critical Review and Future Directions
  • Developing Strong International Corporate Alliances: Strategic Implications
  •  A Study of the Impact of Location Specific and Moderating Factors on the Choice of Entry Mode in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia
  •  Analysis of Strategic Issues for International Joint Ventures: Case Studies of Hong Kong-China Joint Venture Manufacturing Firms
  • Research on Joint Ventures in China: Progress and Prognosis
  • International Joint Ventures: An Integrated Conceptual Model for Human Resource and Business Strategies
  • Role of IJV’s in Transferring Technology to China
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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