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"ARE PARTNER PREFERENCES CHANGING WITH GLOBALIZATION? LOCATION CHOICES OF U.S. INTERNATIONAL JVs"

Ruth V. Aguilera, John C. Dencker, and Ricardo G. Flores

 

First Author :

Ruth V. Aguilera
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
1206 S. Sixth Street
306 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

217-333-7090
217-244-7969 (Fax)

ruth-agu@uiuc.edu

http://www.business.uiuc.edu/faculty/aguilera.html


Second Author :

John C. Dencker
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
504 E. Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

217-333-2383

dencker@uiuc.edu

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Third Author :

Ricardo G. Flores
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
1206 S. Sixth Street
350 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

rgflores@uiuc.edu

 
 
Abstract :
 
In this paper, we seek to examine the foreign location choices of the international joint ventures (IJVs) engaged by American Companies. In particular we look at the international joint ventures established by the top 100 US MNCs in two points in time, 1986 and 2000. More specifically, we ask whether there has been a change in the foreign location choices of these types of investments in this two-decade period. We find in this exploratory project that the partner choice of American MNC for IJV have remained heavily centered on the Asian Economic Bloc (Japan and China), strengthening the claims of regionalists, but also find that new partnerships in uncommon countries beyond the TRIAD have started to emerge as argued by globalist.
 
 
Keywords :
 
Globalization., International Joint Ventures, Location Choice
 
 
Manuscript Received : 2008
Manuscript Published : 2008
 
 
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