Trust, inter-partner conflicts, cultural distance, commitment and joint venture performance: an empirical analysis of international joint ventures in Turkey

Mehmet Demirbag, David T.H. Weir, Haiz Mirza

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    Despite the increasing popularity of international joint ventures and strategic alliances, experiences and observations of businessmen and managers alike suggest that this type of organisation is not complication-free. These complications may cause some distinct disadvantages; such company marriages may even end up with divorce, if they are overlooked or ignored. This research is based on an in-depth study of manufacturing joint ventures with Turkish partners. This article discusses trust/forbearance, cultural distance, inter-partner conflicts, commitment, and their impact on joint venture performance. Through the path analysis, the paper offers a model as to the sequencing of the various component factors and puts them in a usable framework. Thus, the paper develops the notion that trust/forbearance is a key dimension for under standing the performance of international joint ventures and strategic alliances alike.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-140
    Number of pages30
    JournalJournal of Transnational Management Development
    Issue number1/2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • trust
    • inter-partner conflicts
    • cultural distance
    • commitment
    • joint venture performance
    • empirical analysis
    • international joint ventures
    • turkey

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