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Modern Views on the Role of Confidential Relations in the Structure of Inter-Firm Alliances
[Современные Взгляды На Роль Доверительных Отношений В Структуре Межфирменных Альянсов]


  • Lascaux, Alexander (Ляско, Александр)

    (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))


Trusting relationships play a pivotal role in the structures of interfirm cooperation, particularly in the highly uncertain and complex technological environment characterized by frequent and radical innovations. The very fact of forging long-term cooperative relationships hinges upon a high level of trust development. Firms experience trust in competence, benevolence and integrity of their partners in interfirm economic exchanges, which makes it possible to maintain durable cooperative structures.

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  • Lascaux, Alexander (Ляско, Александр), 2015. "Modern Views on the Role of Confidential Relations in the Structure of Inter-Firm Alliances [Современные Взгляды На Роль Доверительных Отношений В Структуре Межфирменных Альянсов]," Published Papers mn55, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
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