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Trust-building in international business ventures

Trust-building in international business ventures 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Baltic Journal of Management Emerald Publishing

Trust-building in international business ventures

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1746-5265
DOI
10.1108/BJM-04-2013-0056
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Baltic Journal of ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 5, 2015

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