Trust and Learning in International Strategic Alliances

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Trust and Learning in International Strategic Alliances

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dc.contributor.author Bernhard Nielsen, Bo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:02Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-24T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6571
dc.description.abstract Although trust has been given much attention in alliance literature as an explanatory factor, little research has been devoted to defining and operationalizing trust. Trust is more or less seen as a magic ingredient, poorly understood much like the concept of luck, and usually attributed ex post; successful alliances seem to involve trust; unsuccessful alliances do not. The extant literature has treated trust as a residual term for the complex social-psychological processes necessary for social action to occur. Since trust is a social phenomenon, both national culture and institutional arrangements have an impact on trust and the perception of trust. Hence, this paper develops a conceptual model, based on a structural equation approach, for empirically exploring the role played by trust in the process of learning in international strategic alliances. The model distinguishes between pre-alliance formation factors and post-alliance formation factors in an attempt to respond to calls for research examining the evolution of trust and its impact on international collaborative relationships. The determinants of trust in international strategic alliances are examined and a series of testable propositions are derived to guide future empirical investigation. Keywords: Trust, Strategic Alliances, Learning en_US
dc.format.extent 32 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2001-08 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Trust and Learning in International Strategic Alliances en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04mar24 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.idnumber x645152519 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2001 en_US


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