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Trust and the successful coordination of SME co-operation – an empirical study in Slovenia

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Author(s): Matthias Fink | Alexander Kessler | Mojca Duh | Jernej Belak | Richard Lang

Journal: Economic and Business Review
ISSN 1580-0466

Volume: 11;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 205;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This paper aims to investigate the role of trust and test the impact of trust on performance in the context of co-operation between small- and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) in a transition country. Based on a sample of 122 Slovenian SMEs, an analysis based on OLS regression reveals that trust does have a strong impact on performance. We thereby identify trust as a powerful co-ordinating mechanism for SME relationships involving co-operation in transition economies.

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