Shareholder Wealth Effects of Joint Venture Strategies: Theory and Evidence from the Netherlands
17 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2002
Date Written: October 2001
We investigate the shareholder wealth effects of 233 joint venture announcements of Dutch public companies in the period 1987 till 1998. The research shows that, on average, establishing joint ventures has a positive effect on the market value of Dutch companies. The results indicate that joint ventures are preferred when a company is under pressure. Our research also shows that the factors of strategic intention, the environment in which the strategy is unfolded and the extent to which the company has control over the implementation strongly explains the extent to which a joint venture can create value.
Keywords: Joint venture strategy, Shareholders value
JEL Classification: G14, G15, G34, F23
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