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Racionalidad y cooperación entre firmas. Examen del comportamiento habitual de las industrias griegas

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  • Michel S. Zouboulakis

    () (Universidad de Tesalia)

  • John Kamarianos

    (Universidad de Patras)

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The aim of this empirical research was to test the influence of some social factors such as social norms, habits and routines, which are actually constraining the entrepreneurial strategy. In order to measure the extent of these influences we have focused on informal arrangements and cooperation between firms, including informal relations, trust links, family links etc. Firms having long term informal relations benefit from lower costs of making transactions enforceable, including the costs of information and planning, and furthermore protect themselves from the hazards of opportunism. In doing so, firms do cooperate consciously adopting patterns of behaviour that largely exceed market arrangements. This is true not only for non-competing firms (i.e. firms with client-customer relations) who have developed in that direction a nexus of diverse long-term strategies, but also for competing firms producing identical goods.

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  • Michel S. Zouboulakis & John Kamarianos, 2002. "Racionalidad y cooperación entre firmas. Examen del comportamiento habitual de las industrias griegas," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 4(7), pages 98-113, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:4:y:2002:i:7:p:98-113
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    Keywords

    rationality; cooperation; trust; informal relations; transaction costs; opportunism; competitive firms; non competitive firms;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D29 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Other

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