Trust-building in international business ventures
Gerbasi, AM and Latusek, D (2015) Trust-building in international business ventures Baltic Journal of Management, 10 (1). pp. 30-51.
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate collaboration and coordination practices in the organisation whose members come from two countries that differ dramatically in generalised trust: Poland and the USA. Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative field study conducted in Silicon Valley-based American-Polish start-up joint venture. Findings – There are three mechanisms can facilitate collaboration in organisations that differ in generalised trust: frequent interaction that may form a basis for knowledge-based trust, professional cultures that provide common platform for communication, and presence of intermediaries that possess understanding and ability to communicate of both cultures. Practical implications – The findings can be applied in the context of offshoring projects in knowledge intensive industries. Originality/value – Research presented in this paper investigates collaboration of parties from low-trust and high-trust cultures within one business venture.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School|
|Identification Number :||10.1108/BJM-04-2013-0056|
|Copyright Disclaimer :||© 2015 Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||Trust, Poland, USA, Software development, Cross-cultural management, Interorganizational collaboration|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||11 Aug 2016 13:59|
|Last Modified :||11 Aug 2016 13:59|
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