The management of Australian joint ventures

Broomhead, M.W. (1984) The management of Australian joint ventures. , Department of Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Broomhead, M.W.
Title The management of Australian joint ventures
School, Department or Centre Department of Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1984
Total pages 128
Subject 14 Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The business arrangement known as a joint venture has become more common in recent years and its popularity is growing, particularly in certain industries within Australia.

This research project will examine some of the more pertinent aspects associated with the management of joint ventures. It will draw together the many areas in which work has been done by others and will explore some previously undocumented aspects. The discussion will be broken into four sections –

       • Section 1 will introduce the concept of a joint venture.

       • Section 2 will deal with the, commercial constraints associated with the joint venture form and their implications for management. This will include Chapters 2 to 5 and will deal with the legal, taxation, accounting and marketing aspects of joint ventures.

       • Section 3 will examine the problems of joint venture management within the constraints outlined in Section 2. In particular, the behavioural problems associated with the management task will be examined and alternative joint venture structures will be discussed in order to suggest possible ways in which joint ventures can be more effectively managed. This is thought to be the first study at least within Australia, which has addressed the human relations aspects of joint venture management

       • Section 4 will contain a summary and draw some conclusions, emphasising the importance of arranging the commercial aspects to avoid implications of partnership and the need for sound human relations. Finally, a linking-pin management structure will be recommended.

These discussions will not present prescriptions for success but rather will examine the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods and highlight areas of particular problems upon which the management effort should be concentrated.

The discussion is based largely upon theory and therefore lacks the undoubted advantages of a quantitative research survey of existing joint venture management structures. Nevertheless, a framework is established upon which such a survey could be based.

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