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Anonymity, Hierarchy and Stability: Some Retrospective Observations on Industrial Networks in the Soviet Planned Economy
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2000 (English)In: 16th IMP-conference in Bath, 2000Conference paper (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

In the paper a model for relationships, which contains three factors, hierarchy, stability and anonymity, in the Soviet industrial network is outlined. In the light of this finding, the paper questions the idea that applying a network strategy on the relationships inherited from the planned is the most appropriate marketing strategy during the transition economy in Russia. The driving forces in the Soviet networks were not compatible with the mechanisms in western network firms and consequently Russian firms have to seriously re-consider both their exchange partners and the reasons for building relationships with them.

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Anonymity, Hierarchy, Networks, Plan, Relationship, Soviet, Stability
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-75468OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-75468DiVA: diva2:103379
Available from: 2006-02-08 Created: 2006-02-08

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