Technological knowledge, product relatedness, and parent control : The effect on IJV survival
|Journal / Publication||Journal of Business Research|
|Online published||16 May 2007|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-34848861922&origin=recordpage|
This article examines the relationships among parent firm technological knowledge, parent-IJV product relatedness, parent control over the IJV, and IJV survival. Combining the knowledge-based perspective and institutional theory, we argue that parent control itself does not necessarily lead to higher IJV survival; it contributes to IJV survival when the parent firm has a high level of technological knowledge, and when the IJV is product-related to this parent. Results obtained from 1038 Japanese IJVs based in China indicate that both equity control and managerial control of a Japanese parent had a positive interaction effect, with the parent's technological knowledge, on IJV survival. Equity control also exhibited a positive interaction effect with product relatedness. In a sub-sample of 354 Sino-Japanese IJVs containing local parent information, managerial control by the Chinese parent was found to have a positive interaction effect, with Chinese parent-IJV product relatedness, on IJV survival.
- China, Cox regression, Equity control, IJV survival, Japan, Managerial control, Product relatedness, Technological knowledge
Journal of Business Research, Vol. 60, No. 11, 11.2007, p. 1166-1176.
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal
Xu, D & Lu, JW 2007, 'Technological knowledge, product relatedness, and parent control: The effect on IJV survival', Journal of Business Research, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 1166-1176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2006.08.008