A First Time Expatriates Experience In A Joint Venture In China

Introduction

In the reading "A first time expatriates experience in a joint venture in China" we have come to understand the nature and structure of the joint venture between the U.S.A. and China and the role that James Randolf played to strengthen and maintain the international partnership.

Controls Inc. was a subsidiary of the parent company Filtration Inc. and so was shielded from any outside competition. When Controls Inc. was given the charter to pursue its own business they realized the need for being cost effective as a result of which they started an operation in Singapore with the name Controls Asia-Pacific with the prime objective to have a presence in the region and to study and evaluate any possibility of a joint venture.

James has been an employee of Controls Inc. for the past 23 years with an experience in managerial positions of about 15 years. He had a keen interest in working in the Pacific Rim for which he was eventually rewarded a position of Chairman on Board (COB) at the Factory in China.

What we noticed is that due to Control's relative inexperience and lack of understanding of joint venture, James was recalled only after completing one third of his contract length, to be replaced by a relatively inexperienced employee from Singapore (Jimmy Chao). Controls Asia Pacific, in doing so, ignored the fact that they might threaten the success of the joint venture.

This case shall try and analyze what factors may have caused this pull out to occur, what may be its consequences, and what we feel should be done, in order to reinstate trust and confidence ? to make the joint venture a success.

Adaptation, Acceptance and Experiences.

James had been a keen admirer of international culture and has ...
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