Mechanisms Influencing Knowledge Acquisition and Digital Supply Chain Management: A conceptual Paper

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Tamma Elhachemi, Abdesslam Menacer, Faouzi Mehirig


The establishment of international joint ventures (IJVs) is seen as a key tool for gaining access to MNCs' know-how, expertise, and skills. Drawing on the intensive literature on knowledge acquisition in the context of strategic alliances, inter-firm collaboration, buyer-supplier, multinational firms, and international joint ventures during the period (1996-2020), this conceptual paper proposes formal governance mechanisms as a determinant to IJVs’ knowledge acquisition. IJVs’ knowledge acquisition, in turn, will lead to improve and apply the digital supply chain management at the IJVs. To support and justify the suggested framework, a literature review is presented and recommendations are given.

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