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  • カイガイ シジョウ ニチオウ ゴウベン ニオケル ニチオウ キギョウ ノ パートナーシップ コウドウ
  • Partnership behavior of Japanese and European firms at Japanese-European joint ventures in foreign market

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1 はじめに : 本稿では、トロイの木馬仮説の研究から導出した操作仮説を、日本企業の欧州市場・日欧合弁(および欧州企業の日本市場・日欧合弁)における出資データを用いて検証する。「トロイの木馬仮説(Trojan Horse Hypothesis)」(以下ではTHH)とは、国際合弁における日本企業のパートナーシップ行動にかんする一つの見方である。Hamel(1991)やPucik(1988a)、Pucik(1988b)、Reich and Mankin(1986)といった一連のTHH研究によると、日本企業は国際合弁において、パートナーからの学習のみを優先し、この目的を達成した後は、国際合弁から即時退出する。すでにわれわれは石井(2009a)においてTHH研究の文献レビューをおこない、石井(2009b)においてTHH研究の見方にもとづく操作仮説を導出した。操作仮説は以下のとおりである。……

This paper will explore the ownership change of Japanese and European firms in their joint ventures (JVs) in foreign markets. In our previous studies, we have developed a framework to categorize JV strategies and have proposed operational hypotheses to test the Trojan horse hypothesis (THH) perspective. THH is a perspective for JV partnership having postulated that Japanese firms tend to form JVs as a learning mechanism from their Western partners; once their learning is completed, they dissolve the JV. Hence, THH studies have warned out that Japanese firms will invade Western partners' market and Japanese firms are not good JV partners. This paper will test whether Japanese firms in their JVs in foreign market display the same behavior as THH proponents have insisted by testing operational hypotheses focusing on their JV partnership. Our results showed that the dominant pattern of Japanese JV behavior is to continue their partnership and Japanese firms do not dissolve JV more often than European firms do. These results suggest that Japanese firms do not follow THH strategy in their JVs. In addition, we obtained findings that there was a difference in the JV behavior of firms of different industrial sectors and in different partner combinations of nationalities.


  • 経営研究

    経営研究 60 (4), 131-150, 2010-02


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