Performance of international joint ventures: evidence for West Africa

Agyenim Boateng, Keith W. Glaister

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    Performance of international joint ventures (IJVs) has been an overarching theme of research over the past two decades. In the context of West Africa, however, IJV performance has received scant attention. This paper examines a number of aspects of performance of 57 IJVs in the West Africa context. Multivariate analysis shows that partner capabilities, capital adequacy, congruity of motives and goals are significant determinants of performance. Level of control was found to have a negative impact on performance. A further significant finding is that over a number of dimensions IJVs with a private sector host partner are perceived to perform better than IJVs with the host government as a partner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-541
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Business Review
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


    • international joint ventures
    • West Africa
    • business performance


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