What Determines Joint Venture Termination?

A Commentary Essay

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    Abstract

    Joint venture (JV) research continues to flourish as researchers seek to advance our understanding of why so many JVs fail. Cui and Kumar (this issue) take a contingency approach to explain how and why business relatedness may provide new insights as to what determines JV termination. This commentary essay evaluates their study against the backdrop of a considerable literature on JV success and failure and provides guidelines as to how future research may advance the field even further. The commentary concludes that scholars need to (1) develop and position their research in a coherent, theoretical framework suitable for investigating the complex JV phenomena, (2) pay attention to the relational nature of JVs as they evolve over time, and (3) avoid mismatches between levels of theory, measurement and analysis when conducting JV research.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Business Research
    Volume65
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)1109-1111
    Number of pages3
    ISSN0148-2963
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • JV Termination
    • Multilevel Research
    • Relational View
    • Contigency Approach

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    What Determines Joint Venture Termination? A Commentary Essay. / Nielsen, Bo Bernhard.

    In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 65, No. 8, 2012, p. 1109-1111.

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