Report Number

1997-001

Abstract

Managing joint venture (JV transitions can have implications for parent firm performance as JVs become important, albeit temporary, instruments of firms' corporate and international strategies. This study examines the average shareholder wealth effects of five specific types of JV termination. Empirical evidence from U.S. firms terminating domestic and international JVs reveals venture termination neither positively nor negatively influences firm value on average, and no one type of JV termination is superior to its alternatives in general.

Keywords

Joint Ventures, Shareholders, Wealth

Date of this Version

1997

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