Relational Exchange in Supply Chains and Its Constitutive Elements
Journal of Economic Sociology. 2015. Vol. 16. No. 1. P. 81-99.
This paper examines theoretical issues of direct interfirm exchange in supply chains and focuses upon the relational aspect of embeddedness. Exploring insights from contract theory, marketing research, and economic sociology, we distinguish between the transactional and the relational forms of market exchange. It is assumed that real-world market exchange should not only be associated with arm’s-length ties but presents divergent combinations of arm’slength and embedded ties. Problematizing the notion of embeddedness, we treat it as a multidimensional phenomenon. Embeddedness is shaped by a variety of relatively independent constitutive elements that may be developed (or not developed) in relation with different exchange partners or with one partner that is attached to different elements or phases of the market exchange. An original typology of dimensions that are constitutive for embedded/relational exchange is constructed. These dimensions are attached to the phases of the interfirm contract cycle as opposed to the relationships life cycle. Applying a processual view of social structure, we explore the emergence of the relational exchange elements as they result from the strategic choices made by the market sellers as they move along the cycle of contractual relationships. We also define hybrid forms of exchange as ways of coping with market uncertainty. Finally, we set up a number of hypotheses regarding the factors that facilitate the emergence of embedded/relational exchange and suggest measurement tools for the future empirical research.
, Journal of Economic Sociology 2016 Vol. 17 No. 1 P. 122-134
This paper focuses on the relational aspect of embeddedness and examines direct interfirm exchange in supply chains. We distinguish between the transactional and the relational forms of exchange and construct an original typology of their constitutive elements, which we attach to the phases of the interfirm contract cycle. An index of relational exchange is built ...
Added: July 22, 2016
, Polish Sociological Review 2013 No. 1 (181) P. 63-86
Conventional economic theories assume that competing firms act independently. This theoretical assumption is applied to economic policies and anti-trust legislation. In contrast, economic sociology describes competition as a special type of social action that is oriented towards others. More specifically, to remain in the market, competing firms monitor one another and cooperate by establishing inter-organisational social ties. This paper ...
Added: June 12, 2013
Типы межфирменных связей и их сравнительная экономическая эффективность: исследование отрасли российского ритейла
, Российский журнал менеджмента 2019 Т. 17 № 2 С. 179-202
Based on economic-sociological, marketing, and strategic management literature, we combine two classifications of inter-firm relations (horizontal and vertical) and propose the original typology of four ideal types of inter-firm exchange. The quantitative prevalence and the comparative economic efficiency of each ideal type are estimated using indicators of sales dynamics, changes in commodity range and competitive positions. The ...
Added: July 25, 2019
Social Embeddedness as a Business Goal: New Theoretical Implications from the Case of a Global Value Chain
, Journal of Economic Sociology 2020 Vol. 21 No. 3 P. 151-173
This paper provides new theoretical implications for the concept of social embeddedness as one of the main objectives for business relations. Previous studies have considered social embeddedness as an external factor to market exchanges that forms outside of economic relations; in other words, embeddedness appears as an incidental product of market interactions. Here, I propose ...
Added: August 28, 2020
, , Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 2013 Vol. 42 No. 3 P. 371-376
The article is a review of the following items: 1. Power, Culture, and Economic Change in Russia: To the Undiscovered Country of Post-socialism, 1988–2008, by Jeffrey Hass . New York, NY: Routledge, 2011. 301pp.$130.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780415666916. 2. Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science: Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure, by Stefan Hedlund . New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 307pp. $95.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780521768108. ...
Added: September 30, 2013
, Europe-Asia Studies 2015 Vol. 67 No. 2 P. 306-326
The post-Soviet period in Russia has seen the emergence of strong identities shaped around ethnicity issues. The current Putin presidency is marked by a political concern for the 'national question' with strong traditionalist connotations. State dominated politics of identity promoting an encompassing Russian (rossiyskaya) identity aim to become a game changer in nation-building. This agenda ...
Added: February 29, 2016
Международный исследовательский семинар «Разнообразие режимов власти и влияния в хозяйственных отношениях»
, Экономическая социология 2020 Т. 21 № 4 С. 150-161
The international workshop ‘The Varieties of Power in the Economy’ was held from July 3 to 4, 2020 in Moscow, Russia. The seminar was organized by the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology (LSES) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. The seminar primarily aimed to initiate a discussion on power practices, ...
Added: April 27, 2021
, Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy 2012 Vol. 1 No. 2 P. 63-82
The main focus of this paper is the relation between the realisation of the right of the child to express his/her views and democracy in Russia. With this in view, I will study the interconnection between the right to express the views and the right to participate. Further, I will give an overview of the ...
Added: May 15, 2012
Russian Nationalist Movement Restructuring in light of the Ukrainian Events which took place in 2013-14
, Russian Nationalist Movement Restructuring in light of the Ukrainian Events which took place in 2013-14 / Social Science Research Network. Series SSRN Working Paper Series "SSRN Working Paper Series". 2015.
The events in Ukraine in 2013-2014 attracted the Russian society’s attention and affected the Russian political agenda. One of the most affected sectors of the Russian domestic policy was Russian nationalist organizations. The issue of radical nationalism has become essential for European countries and for Russia in particular. But this object is rather difficult to ...
Added: October 15, 2015
, , Russian Politics 2016 Vol. 1 No. 2 P. 159-183
The article uses statistical data and all-Russian sociological surveys conducted in 2003–2013 to analyze changes in poverty in Russian society.1 It is shown that, on the one hand, the scope of poverty in Russia decreased before the ongoing economic crisis started in 2014; on the other hand, those who remained poor have become the base ...
Added: June 22, 2016
Harm reduction via online platforms for people who use drugs in Russia: a qualitative analysis of web outreach work
, , et al., Harm Reduction Journal 2020 No. 17 Article 98
Background: Harm reduction services to people who use drugs (PWUD) in Russia are insufcient in terms of quantity, government endorsement, and accessibility. The situation has recently deteriorated even further because of social distancing measures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several organizations have started to provide some harm reduction services via online platforms by web outreach. However, ...
Added: January 28, 2021
, , Психологические исследования: электронный научный журнал 2015 Т. 8 № 44 С. 6-6
We test the measurement invariance of Emotional Control Values (ECV) questionnaire by A. Mauss which measures the value of emotional control and self-efficacy of emotional control; the study uses samples from Russia (N=256) and Azerbaijan (N=205). Using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis we developed partial scalar invariance models which allow to compare the latent factor parameters ...
Added: December 15, 2015
Перформативность в действии: экономика качеств М.Каллона как парадигма социологического анализа рынков
, Журнал социологии и социальной антропологии 2008 Т. XI № 4 С. 47-58
Performativity in action: Michel Callon's economy of qualities as a paradigm for sociological analysis of markets An alternative research program has been emerging in economic sociology in last decade. It rejects the critique of homo economicus in favour of examining why economic agents progressively resemble this economic conception of man. The new approach relies on ...
Added: September 22, 2012
Bilingualism and educational achievements: the impact of the language used at home by Tatar school students in Tatarstan, Russia
, , Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2016
This article empirically studies the impact of bilingualism on educational achievements. This relationship has been thoroughly studied in a number of countries around the world, but not in Russia. We used a sample of 709 ethnic Tatar school students aged 15–16 (in the ninth grade) in the spring of the year 2010. We found a ...
Added: August 20, 2016
Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015
This book pulls together experts in the fields of economics and Russian culture, all participants in the Samuel P. Huntington Memorial Symposium on Culture, Cultural Change and Economic Development, a follow-up to the 1999 Cultural Values and Human Progress Symposium at Harvard University. As the sequel to the 2001 volume Culture Matters, it discusses modernization, ...
Added: April 30, 2015
, Молодой ученый 2010 № 10 С. 245-248
Любые изменения, происходящие в экономике страны, неразрывно связаны с трансформацией экономического поведения хозяйствующих субъектов, которое должно быть адекватно современным условиям. Понимая под экономическим поведением некую систему социальных действий, связанных с использованием различных по функциям и назначению экономических ценностей (ресурсов), и ориентированных на получение прибыли (вознаграждения) от их обращения и рассматривая его (экономическое поведение) в качестве ...
Added: November 5, 2012
, International Social Work 2014 Vol. 57 No. 5 P. 459-469
Based on the 2008 data from ESS, the article analyses the attitudes of Russians towards state social policy, and compares their opinions with those of populations in selected European countries. The research identifies the factors affecting social attitudes toward welfare policies. Results suggest that Russians believe that the majority of social support functions must be ...
Added: October 14, 2014
, , Teachers’ beliefs about student diversity: exclusive and inclusive models / National Research University Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Basic research program". 2017. No. 43.
This article provides an empirically grounded analysis for two fundamentally different models of math teachers’ beliefs about student diversity in Russian secondary schools: exclusive and inclusive models. Although teachers’ beliefs are considered a central factor for the differentiated approach, teachers’ attitudes could be stereotyped and, consequently, the evaluation of a student’s ability would be systematically ...
Added: October 20, 2016
Концепция «продовольственных режимов» как модель объяснения стратегий аграрного развития (на примере России и Бразилии)
, , et al., Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: Социология 2019 Т. 19 № 2 С. 261-276
The ‘food regime’ approach was introduced as a historical method of “incorporated comparison” (P. McMichael). This comparison of the role of agriculture in the world-system made some scholars overemphasize an excessively unitary and coherent global food regime. The authors recognize this approach as a historical-comparative analytical tool to understand global trends, but argue that the Russian and Brazilian agrarian ...
Added: June 24, 2019
, , Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 2014 Vol. 5 No. 1 P. 89-114
The paper focuses on the concept of ‘financial strategies’ and addresses two problems: first, how to define the concepts of financial strategy and strategizing, and second, how to operationalize them into indicators for empirical research. The introduction to this new concept is based on the conviction that strategizing (which is understood as a specific attitude to life held by ...
Added: November 26, 2012
, , Балтийский регион 2019 Т. 11 № 1 С. 43-59
The ethnic makeup of the population significantly affects the domestic policy of any state, and its relations with neighbouring countries. Although interactions with ethnic minorities are not as urgent a problem in Lithuania as they are in the two other Baltic States, ethnicity-related conflicts continue to occur, particularly, as regards the relations between the Lithuanian ...
Added: November 8, 2019
, , et al., Drug and Alcohol Review 2020 Vol. 39 No. 7 P. 790-796
Introduction and Aims In the 1990s, a strong inverse relationship between life expectancy (LE) in Russia and mortality from alcohol poisoning was observed. This association is remarkable as this cause accounts for less than 2% of deaths each year. It can be explained by treating the alcohol poisoning mortality as the best available measure in Russia ...
Added: February 18, 2020
, , International Journal of Housing Policy 2017 Vol. 17 No. 1 P. 75-96
The article problematises the role of real estate in geopolitical circulations. The internationalisation of real estate increases mutual dependencies and vulnerabilities between nation states and, therefore, calls for a better appreciation of the geopolitical externalities and exteriorities of real estate. The article brings together disjoint bodies of literature on real estate globalisation, assemblage theory, and ...
Added: December 11, 2016
, The Interaction of Grassroots Communities and Local Authorities in Russia / Высшая школа экономики. Series EC "Economics". 2015. No. 97.
Taking into consideration the underdevelopment of the Russian civil community it is of essential interest to touch upon local communities (known as TOS). Local governments and TOS communities could provide similar services and as such cooperate or compete with each other. Community initiatives could supplant poorly performing government services, or governments could outsource to communities ...
Added: July 28, 2015