This chapter elaborated the data collection and screening procedures. The data were collected from 10 Indo-Japanese automotive joint ventures. A questionnaire was derived from pretested and validated questions. It was distributed using the self-administered method. 1000 questionnaires were distributed of which 527 were returned. However, 25 (6.8%) contained missing values, so 502 were valid samples, giving a response rate of 50.0.2%. SPSS was used to assess the construct validity and summarise the patterns of the collected samples.
In the subsequent chapter, the theoretical model will be developed. Thereafter, structural equation modelling with path analysis will be used to analyse the data, shape the proposed theoretical model, and test the hypotheses.