Using Vietnam as the context, the study empirically examines how the competitive advantage of international joint ventures (IJVs) in transition economies is affected by the acquisition of resources from foreign partners and of local market-based resources. Our study contributes to the nascent literature on IJVs in transition economies by producing several novel and interesting findings. First, it demonstrates the need to modify certain arguments of the resource-based view (RBV) when applied to IJVs in transition economies. This paper shows that the peculiar market characteristics of transition economies serve as an imitation barrier turning even property-based resources into sources of sustainable competitive advantage. Second, the positive impact of knowledge-based resources on the IJV's competitiveness seems to be significantly enhanced as the ownership by the foreign parent increases. Lastly, competitive advantage of IJVs appears to be strengthened when the transfer of property-based resources is complemented by that of knowledge-based resources, and when the transfer of internal, firm-specific resources is complemented by that of external, market-based ones. We believe that these findings make significant, incremental theoretical and empirical contributions to both the RBV and IJV literatures. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
|APA||W., Z. (2009). Acquisition of organizational capabilities and competitive advantage of IJVs in transition economies: the case of Vietnam. (Journal Article). http://digital.lib.ueh.edu.vn/handle/UEH/62198|
|MLA||Zhan W.. Acquisition of organizational capabilities and competitive advantage of IJVs in transition economies: the case of Vietnam. 2009. Springer Nature. Journal Article. http://digital.lib.ueh.edu.vn/handle/UEH/62198|
|Chicago||Zhan W.. "Acquisition of organizational capabilities and competitive advantage of IJVs in transition economies: the case of Vietnam. "(Journal Article, Springer Nature, 2009)|