Does culture affect behavior and performance of firms? The case of joint ventures in China

Ji LI, Kevin Lam, Gongming Qian

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Abstract

This study applies a resource-based view of the firm to analyze data from a sample of 898 joint-venture firms in China, including both joint ventures established by overseas Chinese and by firms from Western cultures. It is hypothesized that culture could influence the timing of entry of joint ventures, their investment preferences, and performance. ANOVAs and regressions were conducted, and the results suggest the impact of cultural as well as technological resources. This paper concludes with a discussion on the implications of the findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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