Designing and Managing Successful International Joint Development Programs
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington United States
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International joint development programs are important because of their potential to reduce costs and increase partnership benefits such as interoperability, economies of scale, and technical advancement. However, the performance of international joint development programs varies greatly. This paper compares the best practices of international joint development and domestic development programs through case-study analysis to identify the key variables that contribute to a programs eventual success or failure and to understand the elements that are crucial to managing these programs.