Organizational Culture and Partner Interaction in the Management of International Joint Ventures in India

Posted: 30 May 2010 Last revised: 18 Jan 2011

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Fariborz Damanpour

Rutgers Business School, Newark

Carlos Devece

Jaume I University

Chao C. Chen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business

Vijay Pothukuchi

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Date Written: May 30, 2010

Abstract

Different from previous research that focused on the formation phase of partnering processes in joint ventures, this study focuses on the post-formation phase and argues that partner interaction processes of communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution play a key role in the implementation and management of joint ventures. We examine how organizational culture differences (OCD) and integration acculturation strategy (IAS) affect international joint venture (IJV) performance through the mediation of partner interaction processes. We develop hypotheses and test them by survey data from 202 executives of IJVs in India. The results suggest that the interaction processes fully mediate the negative effect of OCD but partially mediate the positive effect of IAS on partners’ satisfaction with the joint venture performance. We discuss the implication of these findings for research and practice on post-formation management of IJVs.

Suggested Citation

Damanpour, Fariborz and Devece, Carlos and Chen, Chao C. and Pothukuchi, Vijay K., Organizational Culture and Partner Interaction in the Management of International Joint Ventures in India (May 30, 2010). Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 27, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1617886

Fariborz Damanpour

Rutgers Business School, Newark ( email )

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Carlos Devece

Jaume I University ( email )

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Chao C. Chen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business ( email )

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Vijay K. Pothukuchi (Contact Author)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( email )

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