International joint ventures and performance: an interorganizational perspective

Andrew C. Inkpen, Julian Birkenshaw

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Using data collected from a sample of North American-Japanese joint ventures (JVs), this paper reports an investigation of JV performance within an interorganizational framework. A structural equation modeling approach was used in conjunction with multiple methods of construct measurement. The findings support the view that the type and nature of interfirm interactions influence the parents' assessment of JV performance. The study found that the quality of the exchange relationship was an important factor, supporting the argument that compatibility between the partners is a crucial factor in determining the partners' relative bargaining power and operating relationship norms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-217
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Business Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • International Joint Ventures
  • Interorganizational Exchange
  • Joint Venture Performance
  • North American-Japanese Joint Ventures
  • Partial Least Squares
  • Structural Equation Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing


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