Human resources and international joint venture performance: A system perspective

Yaping Gong, Oded Shenkar, Yadong Luo, Mee Kau Nyaw

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Abstract

Building on general systems theory, we argue that the multi-system nature of the international joint venture (IJV) drives two distinct but inter-related sets of human resource (HR) issues: a set whose core is mainly within the venture subsystem (within-IJV HR set), producing a detrimental impact on venture performance; and a set associated mainly with the relational tension along the interface between the parent and the venture subsystem (relational/interface HR set). The relational set is detrimental at the system level, but actually has a positive performance impact at the venture subsystem level. Hierarchical regression results from a sample of 265 China-based IJVs offer support for the above hypotheses developed around the two sets of HR issues. We discuss implications for IJV theory, research, and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-518
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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Keywords

  • General systems theory
  • Human resources
  • International joint venture

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

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Human resources and international joint venture performance : A system perspective. / Gong, Yaping; Shenkar, Oded; Luo, Yadong; Nyaw, Mee Kau.

In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 36, No. 5, 09.2005, p. 505-518.

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