Are we on the same page?. Justice agreement in international joint ventures

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This study examines the organizational and personal level conditions under which boundary spanners in an international joint venture (IJV) tend to disagree with each other regarding procedural justice. Nested within the logic of boundary spanning and building on the integrated justice theory and joint venture theory, this study develops an overarching framework explaining organizational- and individual-level factors impacting the level of disagreement. Our analysis of 182 IJVs in a large emerging market suggests that such disagreement increases with objective gap, ownership asymmetry, and environmental uncertainty but decreases with mutual familiarity between cross-cultural partner firms. Disagreement is also reduced when boundary spanners have more experience in managing IJVs and a longer period working together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-396
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of World Business
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Cooperation
  • Emerging markets
  • Joint venture
  • Justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing


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