Factors Influencing International Joint Ventures’ Performance An Investigation into the Telecommunication Industry in Laos
Vào 9h00 ngày 25/10/2014 tại Phòng họp Tầng 2 Nhà 10, Trường Đại học Kinh tế Quốc dân tổ chức lễ bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ cho NCS Thansamay KOMMASITH, chuyên ngành Quản trị kinh doanh, với đề tài “Factors Influencing International Joint Ventures’ Performance: An Investigation into the Telecommunication Industry in Laos” (luận án bằng tiếng Anh).
NEW CONTRIBUTION OF DISSERTATION
PhD student: Thansamay KOMMASITH
Topic: Factors Influencing International Joint Ventures’ Performance: An Investigation into the Telecommunication Industry in Laos
Supervisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai
This study aims to examine several dimensions of the IJVs’ performance and to explore the impact of the key factors on the IJVs’ performance in the context of Lao’s telecommunication industry.
The topic of this study is important and interesting that have attracted much attention from previous studies. This study contributes to the literature pertaining to IJVs’ performance and factors influencing them in the context of Laos, a developing country that has received very modest research attention up to date.
The findings of this study help to enrich the knowledge about this important topic by investigating simultaneously the key dimensions of IJV performance. Specifically, all five performance dimensions were examined in the context of the telecommunication industry in Laos, including Survival and Longevity of the IJV, Financial Performance/financial output measures, Overall Satisfaction, IJV’s Goal Achievement, and Learning.
This study also explored the main factors influencing IJV performance and empirically tested the impact of these factors in four regression models. In addition, with the case study method used in this study, multiple data sources were employed including secondary data (i.e., data collected from internet, company reports, etc.) and primary data sources (i.e., data collected from observation, in-depth interviews, and survey). This method was useful and necessary to obtain better understanding the research issues.
Some managerial implications are drawn from the findings of this study. Specifically, the findings provide IJVs’ managers with knowledge and insight that would help better understand and manage the determinants of IJV performance, and therefore help improve performance of IJVs.
This study is expected to provide some implications for policy makers in an attempt to create a better business environment and to ensure the favorable conditions for IJVs to achieve better performance in Laos. For the benefit of Lao’s economy and society at large, the local government may want to work together with investors (both local and foreign partners) to jointly develop successful IJVs.