Jin, J. L., Zhou, K. Z., & Wang, Y. (2016). Exploitation and exploration in international joint ventures: Moderating effects of partner control imbalance and product similarity. Journal of International Marketing, 24(4), 20–38. This recent article covers one of the most studied topics in joint venture research: ownership control with a discussion of the concept of control imbalance. Note that ownership percentage and control are not considered exactly the same thing. An international joint venture (IJV) with 50/50 ownership may still have a control imbalance if one owner is contractually given greater control. However, 50/50 ventures are much more likely to have near equal control.
López-Duarte, C., González-Loureiro, M., Vidal-Suárez, M. M., & González-Díaz, B. (2016). International strategic alliances and national culture: Mapping the field and developing a research agenda. Journal of World Business, 51(4), 511–524. This is an interesting article that reviews the literature on international strategic alliances as it relates to national culture. Since all the options in this assignment involve a foreign partner, this article should be a good resource.
Kumar, R. (2014). Managing ambiguity in strategic alliances. California Management Review, 56(4), 82–102. This article provides a discussion of inter-MNE strategic alliances with a focus on the lifecycle of an alliance and the types of ambiguities that occur in each cycle stage. These ambiguities impact the pros and cons of such an alliance.
Nippa, M., & Reuer, J. J. (2019). On the future of international joint venture research. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(4), 555-597. Optional reading: This article is a metanalysis of previous IJV research. It provides a good overview of the literature and has an excellent reference list to review.
Ryu, D., Kim, M. H., & Ryu, D. (2019). The effect of international strategic alliances on firm performance before and after the global financial crisis. Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, 55(15), 3539–3552. This research article compares various forms of strategic alliance (licensing, JVs R&D alliances, etc.) in terms of performance.