Chapter 2 Western Investment in Russia during the 1990s, and the Issue of Trust

'To do business with the Soviets... it is essential to build up mutual trust. Too many problems, both large and small, have to be overcome... many issues will arise which could not be anticipated by the agreement... once the joint venture has been officially registered... our dealings with each other will be guided entirely by the quality of our personal relationships'

(interviewee quoted in Boisot, 1994: 110).

Trust During Transition in Russia

This book investigates the development of trust in relationships between expatriate and Russian staff working in east-west enterprises in Russia. 'Interpersonal' and 'interorganisational' trust are co-joined in this analysis, ...

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