Internationalization of Family Businesses: Evidences from Joint Venture Formations at Danfoss

Britta Boyd, Svend Hollensen, Toshio Goto

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    This article focuses on the international joint venture formation process of family businesses. The reasoning behind Danfoss’ decision to cooperate with two competing family businesses in Japan and China as well as two nonfamily businesses in Canada and Britain will be analysed. In-depth qualitative interviews reveal the driving forces on both sides and show how the psychic distance can be reduced between the different parent firms including the joint venture (JV) child. The purpose of this study is to compare equal split or equity joint ventures of non-family and family firms regarding the formation process including competences and cultures. The study indicates what core competences of a family business matter when cooperating in equal split joint ventures. Implications for family business owners and ideas for future research are discussed.
    TitelIFERA@China 2010 Family Business Forum : 1st Chinese Family Business Summit
    Antal sider1
    UdgivelsesstedSchool of Management & Economics; BIT, Zhuhai Campus
    Publikationsdato12. jan. 2010
    StatusUdgivet - 12. jan. 2010


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