Number of partners and JV performance

Beamish, Paul W.; Kachra, Ariff
May 2004
Journal of World Business;May2004, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p107
Academic Journal
Using the largest ever sample of international equity JVs with three or more partners, this study examines the relationship between the number of partners in a JV and performance. Resource-based theory and the transaction cost perspective are used to explore whether the increases in transaction costs are balanced off by increased benefits as the number of partners grows. Four hypotheses are developed and tested on a sample of 1,335 Japanese JVs in 73 countries, not including Japan. No significant relationship was observed between number of partners in an international JV and JV performance, even when moderators like JV type were considered.


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