Trust and Western Russian Business Relationships

This is one of the first attempts to gather data at a cross-cultural level on determinants of trust and will be of interest to people working in cross-cultural business studies, east-west studies, international management, international ...

Trust and Western Russian Business Relationships

Ayios looks at the Western experience of doing business in Russia, and how trust between business partners from East and West is created or destroyed within the business relationship. This book provides the reader with an in-depth look at the key factors that lead international partners to trust each other in a business relationship. Detailed data gathered from practitioners during 1996 and 1997, across a variety of industry sectors, provides a thorough account of the cultural difficulties that are encountered in the Russian context, and methods that can be employed to enhance trust and increase the chances of business success. A final chapter brings the reader up to date with the current business situation and compares the findings from the mid-1990s to the situation today. It aims to provide a good understanding of the literature on trust, to give anyone with an interest in the development of inter-personal trust a firm grounding. This is one of the first attempts to gather data at a cross-cultural level on determinants of trust and will be of interest to people working in cross-cultural business studies, east-west studies, international management, international trust, international business ethics and trust.

Trust and Entrepreneurship

A West-East Perspective Hans-Hermann Höhmann, Friederike Welter. One of our respondents expressed the dominant feeling amongst the Russian business community in the following way : ' I do not entirely trust anyone in business ' ( 1998 ...

Trust and Entrepreneurship

In this innovative book, international scholars investigate trust and its role in relation to the entrepreneurial behaviour of small firms across a variety of institutional and cultural settings.

Creating Social Trust in Post Socialist Transition

Are there any differences in relation to Russian and foreign companies? There is a stereotypical vision that Western companies are more transpar- ent and more reliable (which is partially accepted by our respondents).

Creating Social Trust in Post Socialist Transition

Beneficial social and economic exchange relies on a certain level of trust. But trust is a delicate matter, not least in the former socialist countries where illegitimate behaviour by governments made distrust a habit. The chapters in this volume analyze the causes and the effects of the lack of social trust in post-socialist countries. The contributions originated in the Collegium Budapest project on Honesty and Trust: Theory and Experience in the Light of the Post-Socialist Transition. A second volume entitled, Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition , is being published simultaneously.

Extending the Business Network Approach

Journal of World Business, 37, 285–296. Ayios, A. (2004). Trust and Western-Russian business relationships. Aldershot: Ashgate. Batjargal, B. (2003). Social capital and entrepreneurial performance in Russia: A longitudinal study.

Extending the Business Network Approach

Contributing pioneering new research, this innovative book proposes new ways and directions in which to extend the influential ‘business networks perspective’ approach to doing business. While previous research has focused upon relationships with customers and suppliers, the authors argue that there is a need to expand the outlook to include other stakeholders. Taking a stand in a broad management perspective, chapters relate contemporary issues within industrial and international marketing, product innovation, and information systems. Challenging existing views and proposing elaborate alternatives; this volume examines a range of examples that have inspired researchers to extend the business network. To provide further understanding, Extending the Business Network Approach relates current and new research to territories, technologies and terms to reveal novel insights, and to encourage further directions for research.

Value Creation in International Business

2010), has led to low institutional trust in the Russian business environment (Welter et al. ... While in Western Europe the starting point in establishing relationships is that the counterpart is presumed honest, in a Russian business ...

Value Creation in International Business

This edited collection brings into focus the meanings, interpretations and the process of value creation in international business. Exploring value creation in the context of emerging and developed economies, Volume 1 takes the perspective of multinational firms and examines various modes of foreign market servicing varying from exporting to joint venture, mergers and acquisition and strategic alliances. Providing theoretical and practical insights, the authors open an intellectual debate into what value is, and how it is created through the internationalization activities of firms. Value Creation in International Business is a pioneering two volume work intended to provoke theoretical and empirical development in International Business research. Moreover, it is intended as a bridge between concepts derived from general business firm-level research agendas such as value creation and business model, and internationalization approaches and activities of firms.

Hammer and Silicon

10 Angela Ayios, Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships (London: Ashgate, 2004). 11 Alena V. Ledeneva, Russia's Economy of Favours: Blat, Networking and Informal Exchange (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Hammer and Silicon

The untold story, in their own words, of the contributions of Soviet and post-Soviet immigrants to the US innovation economy, revealed through in-depth interviews and analysis. It will appeal to academics, business practitioners, and policymakers interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, the tech industry, immigration, and cultural adaptation.

The Routledge Companion to Cross Cultural Management

Trust and WesternRussian business relationships. Aldershot: Ashgate. Boltrukevich, V. E. (2012). Стать другими: выпускники вшб МГУ о программе Executive MBA (Becoming different: Lomonosov MSU Business School graduates on the MBA ...

The Routledge Companion to Cross Cultural Management

This Routledge Companion provides a timely and authoritative overview of cross-cultural management as an academic domain and field of practice for academics and students. With contributions from over 60 authors from 20 countries, the book is organised in to five thematic areas: Review, survey and critique Language and languages: moving from the periphery to the core Cross-cultural management research and education The new international business landscape Rethinking a multidisciplinary paradigm. Edited by an international team of scholars and featuring contributions from a range of leading cross-cultural management experts, this prestigious volume represents the most comprehensive guide to the development and scope of cross-cultural management as an academic discipline.

Trust

Market, hierarchy, and trust: The knowledge economy and the future of capitalism. Organization Science, 12(2), ... Lund Institute of Economic Research Working Paper Series 1999/3. ... Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships.

Trust

What makes trust such a powerful concept? Is it merely that in trust the whole range of social forces that we know play together? Or is it that trust involves a peculiar element beyond those we can account for? While trust is an attractive and evocative concept that has gained increasing popularity across the social sciences, it remains elusive, its many facets and applications obscuring a clear overall vision of its essence. In this book, Guido Möllering reviews a broad range of trust research and extracts three main perspectives adopted in the literature for understanding trust. Accordingly, trust is presented as a matter of reason, routine or reflexivity. While all these perspectives contribute something to our understanding of trust, Möllering shows that they imply, but cannot explain, 'suspension' - the leap of faith that is typical of trust. He therefore proposes a new direction in trust research that builds on existing perspectives but places the suspension of uncertainty and vulnerability at the heart of the concept of trust. Beyond a purely theoretical line of argument, the author discusses implications for empirical studies of trust and presents original case material that captures the experience of trust in terms of reason, routine, reflexivity and suspension. Möllering concludes by suggesting how the new approach can enhance the relevance of trust research and its contributions to broader research agendas concerning the constitution of positive expectations in the face of prevalent uncertainty and change at various levels in our economies and societies. The book is essential reading for anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of trust. It can serve as a general introduction for advanced students and scholars in the social sciences, especially in economics, sociology, psychology and management. For more experienced researchers, it is a challenging and provocative critique of the field and a new approach to understanding trust.

E Economy

Rhetoric Or Business Reality? Leslie Budd, Lisa Harris. small businesses, and in the growth and development of the UK wine industry. ... She is the author of Trust and WesternRussian Business Relationships(Ashgate: 2004).

E Economy

As dot.com became dot.bomb, the hype that surrounded the meteoric growth of the network economy has given way to realism, or even scepticism, about the potential of ICT as a source of new business models. It is now appropriate to reflect critically on the e-economy hype, and to use this as a way of looking forward to new, more realistic possibilities. Using a business and socio-economic framework, this book investigates a range of challenges for restructuring the e-economy. This framework includes operations management, human resource management, e-learning, e-retailing, e-marketing, e-government, enterprise culture and digital divide. Divided into four themes (the changing business environment, knowledge management, learning in the public domain and e-business practices within and between organizations), each chapter considers the international context and critically explores a key aspect of the e-economy. Rigorous yet still retaining the accessible format which distinguishes all the volumes in this series, this book provides a thorough critique of the prospects facing businesses in the new economy and will be of interest to anyone studying e-business/commerce.

Emerging Market Firms in the Global Economy

Ayios, A. (2004). Trust and Western-Russian business relationships. London: Ashgate Publishing. Batjargal, B. (2003). Social capital and entrepreneurial performance in Russia: A longitudinal study. Organization Studies, 24(4), 535À556.

Emerging Market Firms in the Global Economy

The adoption of pro-market economic reforms by emerging market economies in last two decades has transformed the institutional context for firms in these economies. The objective of this volume is to better understand how domestic and foreign firms have transformed their strategy, organization and management system in response to this change.

The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets

similar for Russian MNEs that are privately owned and do not receive government support. In contrast, those MNEs with government ownership ... Trust and Western-Russian business relationships. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Babinov, O. 2017.

The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets

For nearly two decades, emerging markets have been a primary source of growth in the world economy. They have become more international and compete more extensively with companies in developed countries. For these reasons, an understanding of managing businesses in emerging markets is a fundamental skill for competing in the twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets identifies key elements of the business systems and competition in emerging markets around the world, and then looks at competitive strategies of companies going into and coming out of these countries. While business is business, the handbook's focus is on how management differs depending on the different environmental characteristics in emerging markets, such as the role of the government, the potential weakness of infrastructure, and the skill and innovation bases available locally in emerging markets, among other elements. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section establishes conceptual perspectives for exploring the current business environment in emerging markets. The second section focuses on questions surrounding governance and markets. The third explores multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging economies, while the fourth section looks at local firms and emerging market MNEs. The fifth and final section looks at management in emerging markets within specific countries and regions around the world. This handbook is a vital resource for scholars, students, and managers looking to expand into emerging economies by providing comprehensive analyses of functional areas from human resources to finance to marketing, and on issues such as family businesses, state-owned enterprises, and the bottom of the pyramid.

Women Entrepreneurship and Social Capital

Trust and Western - Russian Business Relationships . Ashgate : Aldershot . Bacchi , C.L. ( 1999 ) . Women , Policy and Politics . London : Sage . Ball , S.J. ( 1990 ) . Politics and Policy Making in Education : Explorations in Policy ...

Women Entrepreneurship and Social Capital

Human resources are the social capital of a firm or business, based on trust as well as on expertise, values, and cultural diversity. This calls for cross-cultural knowledge â?? an understanding of gender issues and individual differences in the social capital of the firm and society. The dialogue between women entrepreneurship and social capital theory/ research strengthens the fragmented voice of women entrepreneurship, providing the landscape for women entrepreneurs as creators of, and created by, social capital. It indicates how women entrepreneurs appear to have a special position in forming, developing, and reorganizing the social capital in the business world. This book explores social capital in the multiple relationships between gender, management, and entrepreneurship. Twenty-six researchers, representing a variety of disciplines from different parts of the world, provide findings on diverse aspects of the dialogue between women entrepreneurship and social capital. As a consequence, the central concepts â?? social capital, entrepreneurship, and gender â?? are given a variety of meanings. Women entrepreneurs and business owners â?? regardless of their cultural context, branch, and education â?? provide interesting ideas to the global debate on equality and social capital.

Transnational Management

Indeed, Russia was ranked be the quality of Russian education; international 147th out of 180 countries in Transparency ... Angela Ayios, Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham, UK, 2004.

Transnational Management

Transnational Management offers a uniquely global focus on strategic development, organizational capabilities and management challenges.

Strategy Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy

Ayios, Angela, 2004: "Trust and Western-Russian business relationships". Chippenham. Babetskaia-Kukharchuk, Oxana and Maurel, Mathilde, 2004: "Russia's accession to the WTO: The potential for trade increase". In: Journal of Comparative ...

Strategy  Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy

Based on the results of 177 survey responses, Tobias Weigl shows that the simple transfer of managerial and organizational skills, techniques, values and culture from developed countries to Russia is a false assumption among academics and practitioners.

Subverting Borders

(Working paper 4). Moscow: State University, High School of Economics GU VShE. Ayios, A. (2004): Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships. Aldershot: Ashgate. Black, B. S. / Tarassova, A.S. (2003): “Institutional Reform in ...

Subverting Borders

Small-scale trade and smuggling are part of everyday life at many borders. These trading activities often compensate for economic shortage that many households are suffering from in consequence of e.g. political transformation processes. Despite of the diversity of transborder small-scale trade and smuggling and their wide dispersion, not only in Europe, their reception within social sciences is relatively low. The contributions shed therefore light on research in geography and neighboured disciplines. On the basis of empirical research findings from borders all over the world, the authors thrive to analyse mechanisms and conditions of the informal activities and to detect parallels and differences of informal economic structures from different perspectives. This book is valuable reading for researchers in geography, sociology, ethnography, and in political science.

The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Training

Trust and Western-Russian business relationships: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Bhawuk, D. P. S. (2009). Intercultural training for the global workplace: Review, synthesis, and theoretical explorations. In R. S. Bhagat & R. M. Steers (Eds.), ...

The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Training

With the number of international migrants globally reaching an estimated 272 million (United Nations report, September 2019), the need for intercultural training is stronger than ever. Since its first edition, this handbook has evaluated the methodologies and suggested the best practice to develop effective programs aimed at facilitating cross-cultural dialogue and boosting the economic developments of the countries mostly affected by migration. This handbook builds and expands on the previous editions by presenting the rational and scientific foundations of intercultural training and focuses on unique approaches, theories, and areas of the world. In doing so, it gives students, managers, and other professionals undertaking international assignments a theoretical foundation and practical suggestions for improving intercultural training programs.

The Life of Russian Business

Although Manzoni was describing Western companies, his analysis is extremely relevant in Russia, ... Finally, we find it exceedingly difficult to trust others, when trust is a key cornerstone of all business relationships. Western ...

The Life of Russian Business

The mainstream perception of Russian business today is framed by images of wild capitalism and a Dutch-diseased resource-dependent economy with poorly functioning rules and institutions. Despite the continued relevance of these issues in the current environment, readers of this book will discover that business in Russia has undergone a remarkable transformation. Important characteristics of the contemporary Russian business climate include the rise of a new generation of Russian business leaders and entrepreneurs, a variety of innovative and adaptive business strategies developed to respond to the increasingly VUCA world, a confident middle class with significant purchasing power, as well as a surprising level of integration in the world economy, including increasingly with China and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). These evolving developments have received little attention from researchers and practitioners. This book has been written by Russian experts and thought leaders to address this knowledge gap. The five sections provide a diverse but integrated set of opinion pieces, analyses and cases about Russian business covering markets and macro perspectives, strategy and governance, innovation and entrepreneurship, internationalization and leadership. The aim is to overcome preconceptions by illustrating the underreported and multifaceted nature of the life of Russian business and take the reader closer to what is really happening on the ground. The book contains more than 50 contributions from 54 authors representing opinion leaders in Russia and abroad including prominent academics and businessmen. The Life of Russian Business is aimed at practitioners, policy-makers and educators, as well as those generally interested in Russia. By disseminating state-of-the-art insights on Russian decision-makers and institutions, the book ultimately delivers a well informed and balanced guide for those wishing to participate in Russia’s economy. Endorsements "This book, with its 50 contributions from scholars, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders opens a door to Russia’s institutions, management practices and economic potential. The book fills an important gap in the literature and is a must for practitioners of trade and investment along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Chinese and Asian readers will enjoy the fresh and dynamic stories, the rich detail, and the privileged insights into the present and future of Russia." — Professor Tony Chan, President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) "In the Russian Federation, the shelf life of inquiries into the country’s business practices and institutions has always been short. This is all the more true for the past 3–5 years, which have seen a series of important changes in Russia’s economic context and structure. This book, which brings together a wide range of expertise and voices, will be useful to readers both in Switzerland and beyond by providing them with up to-date insight into 'the life of Russian business,' covering both the challenges and opportunities." — Yves Rossier, Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Embassy of Switzerland, Moscow

Politics and Power in the Multinational Corporation

minds of both Russians and Finns. ... In this sense, the Russian–Finnish context has a very “rich” historical, cultural and societal content, from which a large number of discourses ... Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships.

Politics and Power in the Multinational Corporation

This book was first published in 2011. The current financial and economic crisis has negatively underlined the vital role of multinational companies (MNCs) in our daily lives. The breakdown and crisis of flagship MNCs, such as Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers, Toyota and General Motors, does not merely reveal the problems of corporate malfeasance and market dysfunction. It also raises important questions, both for the public and the academic community, about the use and misuse of power by MNCs in the wider society, as well as the exercise of power by key actors within internationally operating firms. This book examines how issues of power and politics affect MNCs at three different levels; the macro-level, the meso-level and the micro-level. This wide-ranging analysis shows not only that power matters but also how and why it matters, pointing to the political interactions of key power holders and actors within the MNC, both managers and employees.

Entrepreneurship and Institutions

Ayios, A. (2004) Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Ayres, I. and Braithwaite, J. (1992) Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate. New York: Oxford University Press.

Entrepreneurship and Institutions

Drawing on 12 case studies across three global regions, this book examines how formal and informal institutions shape entrepreneurial activity.

Diffusion of HRM to Europe and the Role of US MNCs

Trust and Western-Russian Business Relationships. Ashgate, Aldershot u.a. 2004 Bertrams, Helge: Die Haftung des Aufsichtsrats im Zusammenhang mit dem Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex und dem § 161 AktG.

Diffusion of HRM to Europe and the Role of US MNCs