An exploratory study of project based international joint ventures : The case of Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-522
Journal / PublicationInternational Business Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


A large number of international collaborative ventures was established for the purpose of constructing the Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong-one of the mega construction projects of the last decade. This study reports on the findings of an in-depth survey of international contractors involved in this mega-construction project. Its focus is on the unique characteristics of project-based joint ventures. The study highlights significant managerial problems and potential success factors in managing project-based international joint ventures. Several propositions are offered for future research. A managerial framework for analyzing project-based international joint ventures is also presented. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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