Knowledge transfer, knowledge replication, and learning in non-equity alliances

Operating contractual joint ventures in China

Yue Wang*, Stephen Nicholas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Knowledge transfer and learning within non-equity strategic alliances is an under-researched area. Based on interview data, this paper studies knowledge transfer, replication and learning in contractual joint ventures (CJVs), a major form of foreign investment in China. Using a quasi-hierarchical organization structure, CJVs replicated part of their Hong Kong parent's know-how, which depended on local Chinese managers' learning intent and learning ability. Hong Kong partners also learned from managing the CJV and operating in China's local environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-118
Number of pages20
JournalManagement International Review
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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