Chapter 7 Functional Competence

The trust determinant of functional competence refers to the business, management and technical knowledge, experience and judgement that an individual brings to the enterprise, and applies in everyday practice, to make an enterprise as successful as possible. It may be expected to be initially higher amongst the western staff in a Russian-western joint venture than among the Russians, who are presumed to be seeking skills transfer in this regard.

The Important Role of the Skills and Attitudes of Incumbents

Skills transfer - of both technology and management - is one of the core motivations for Russian participants in east-west collaborative ventures (see Chapter 4). For western businesses entering Russia in the ...

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