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Overview

International Joint Ventures (IJVs) combine the resources of local and foreign firms to create independent business entities that are able to avoid the risks of cross-border transactions and to gain access to new markets. Despite these advantages, the failure rate of IJVs is very high. This book takes a theoretical approach to the lifecycles of IJVs. Game theory is used by the author to foresee potential problems that may be caused due to conflicting and co-operating elements in the formation, management and termination processes of IJVs. Using rigorous theoretical tools including bargaining, contract/incentive theory and repeated games, the author suggests solutions to the problems predicted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333968963
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Ursula F. Ott is Lecturer in International Business and Management, Loughborough University Business School, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: International Joint Ventures and Game Theory
• The Rules of the Game
• Formation Period: Bargaining and Common Agency 1 (Adverse Selection)
• Management Period: Common Agency (Moral Hazard)
• Termination Stage: Endgames
• The IJV Game: Conclusions
• Mathematical Appendix

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