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Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs" his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!

Monday, September 22, 2008

How to Spot an Excellent International Joint Venture Strategy!

There are a number of good reasons why many foreign companies (usually Multi-National and Trans National Corporations) go for an international joint venture with a domestic/local business. Sharing the capital, human resources, technology, rewards and risks, it compliments both parties in terms of business growth and development. Given the fact that international joint venture offers a very attractive opportunity for companies, it is very important that before taking the risk, trust, mutual understanding, and the will to adjust to evolving problems, is established between both parties.

Joint venture in developing countries, to a certain extent, has helped boost the economy of developing nations as they gain access to new marketing ideas, strategy and technology. In one activity assessing the joint venture negotiations in developing countries, some of the problems that arose during the negotiations were transparency, conflict resolution, tax issues, ownership and control problems, division of management's responsibility, marketing and staffing issues and problems related to multinationality. Thus, it is imperative that a suitable agreement is formed and that all terms and conditions must be scrutinized and thoroughly discussed.

Furthermore, in a study of manufacturing consumer electronic products in India, it showed that in the early stages of the venture, the new formed business was successfully flowing like water. However, in the latter stage, unanticipated, unforeseen problems occur such as their terms and conditions with export. The incident further implicates that as you go along, new evolved problems rise and negotiations need be regular to avoid disputes between the venturers.

On the final analysis, international joint ventures opens the window of for a lot of opportunities which can excite domestic companies tremendously. However, the difficulties and complications attached to the process poses a challenge. To be able to sustain the new formed business, flexibility, mutual aid and cooperation are the 101 to get the job done.

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