This article presents a set of unexplored or under-explored research areas on joint ventures (JVs) and other forms of corporate partnerships. The authors — experienced consultants who have advised on hundreds of JV-related client matters — offer six topics that are worthy of serious academic inquiry. Topics range from what causes JV negotiations to break down, to what makes for a successful JV CEO, to what types of litigation risks JVs and their parent companies are exposed to. The goal of the paper is to define each topic, survey any relevant existing work, and offer perspectives based on the authors' client experiences. Finally, the paper suggests specific questions or methodologies for each topic that would make the research results most useful to JV practitioners and advisors.