Title

Resource Commitment, Entry Timing, and Market Performance of Foreign Direct Investments in Emerging Economics: The Case of Japanese International Joint Ventures in China

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

This study examined whether early movers and technology leaders attained superior performance in emerging economic regions. We assessed the determinants and performance consequences of two key aspects of entry strategy, resource commitment to technology transfer and timing of entry, using survey data from over 220 Sino-Japanese joint ventures (JVs) in China. Both high commitment and early entry had positive impacts on the perceived economic performance of the JVs. Yet these relationships were found to be significantly contingent on several internal and external factors, such as the strategic importance of an investment, parental control of a JV, and the availability of supporting local infrastructure.

Discipline

Asian Studies | International Business

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Academy of Management Journal

Volume

43

Issue

3

First Page

468

Last Page

484

ISSN

0001-4273

Identifier

10.2307/1556405

Publisher

Academy of Management

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1556405