Title

Productivity and participation values for cooperative goals to limit free riding and promote performance in international joint ventures

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of World Business

Publication Date

11-1-2017

Volume

52

Issue

6

First Page

819

Last Page

830

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

Cooperative and competitive goals, Free riding, International joint ventures, Participation, Productivity

Abstract

This study holds that the development of cooperative goals instead of competitive goals among joint venture partners helps to limit free riding and promote performance in IJVs. The results collected from 75 pairs of Chinese and foreign joint venture partners suggest that productivity and participation values strengthen the partners’ beliefs that their goals are cooperatively related, which in turn, reduces free riding and promotes performance, whereas competitive goals promote free riding and obstruct joint performance. The paper also suggests how cooperation and competition research can complement established theoretical frameworks on the conditions and dynamics that result in IJV productivity.

DOI

10.1016/j.jwb.2017.08.002

Print ISSN

10909516

E-ISSN

18785573

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Wong, A., Wei, L., Yang, J., & Tjosvold, D. (2017). Productivity and participation values for cooperative goals to limit free riding and promote performance in international joint ventures. Journal of World Business, 52(6), 819-830. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.08.002

Share

COinS