Performance Evaluation Criteria for International Joint Venture
Kirti Jain, Sudhir Jain
Joint ventures are different from traditional organizations in terms of their life cycle and therefore their performance measures tend to be somewhat different. The traditional approaches to performance evaluation for an organization offer a diverse set of measures in financial management. However, they omit an aspect in case of IJVs – IJVs are a new form of entity with at least two partners with varied interests - which, both IJV managers and business theoreticians are now paying increasing attention to. Apart from traditional financial performance criteria, non-financial performance criteria show strong promise for measuring IJV performance. This research paper presents various IJV performance criteria and assesses them as perceived by the Indian automotive IJVs. It attempts to look for a holistic measure that can be used to quantify the performance of an IJV.