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International Joint Ventures

Post-Experience Module Outline


International Joint Ventures (IJV)



This module is intended to provide an understanding of the reasons why joint ventures and other collaborative associations now form an increasingly important part of international business activity. It identifies the many types of collaborative ventures now in use and provides guidelines on the selection of the most appropriate formats to suit particular business needs and the relevant the practical, legal and cultural, implications.


Objectives: On completion, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Understand the language of joint ventures and collaborations and identify the various types of collaboration used in international business.

  2. Examine strategically the benefits and risks of collaboration, both in the business community as a whole and for specific organisations.

  3. Appreciate the need for structured plans and control procedures throughout both the development and implementation phases of collaborative ventures.

  4. Develop a general understanding of the key financial and legal aspects of collaborative ventures.

  5. Practise negotiating and project development skills based on a realistic syndicate exercise.



  1. Why Collaborate - benefits & risks.

  2. Collaboration Strategy.

  3. Concepts and types of collaboration.

  4. Joint venture management.

  5. Practical and cultural aspects.

  6. Legal and financial aspects.

  7. Case studies.

  8. Collaboration exercise.


Duration: 2.5 Days

Assessment: Post Module Assignment

This module is approved by BAE SYSTEMS as a Manufacturing Developing You (MDY) programme “Elective Module”.