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Which Type of Trust for Inter-firm Learning?

  • Ayse Eli-super-˙f Sengun
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    This study investigates the association between types of trust and inter-firm learning in buyer-supplier exchanges in an industrial cluster. More specifically, the study explores the impact of trust types on knowledge sharing among manufacturer and retailer SMEs in a furniture cluster. The results of empirical data from 158 manufacturers suggest no significant association between trust based on competence, reliability and predictability and inter-firm learning and a significant positive association between trust based on goodwill, benevolence and non-opportunism and inter-firm learning. The study findings integrate research on the relational and knowledge-related aspects of knowledge exchange at the dyadic inter-firm level.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Industry and Innovation.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 193-213

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