New Economic Sociology and Relationship Marketing: Parallel Development
The author points to some common theoretical roots of the new economic sociology and relationships marketing. The author describes many common research interests they have including their focus on relational aspects of the market exchange viewed as ongoing process accompanied by formation of long-lasting ties between exchange partners; active use of the network approach; studying motivation of the market participants; stressing the importance of communication and information exchange.
Thus, in spite of many substantive differences, the proponents of economic sociology and relationship marketing might have many reasons to pay closer attention to what is being done by their neighbors.
Conceptual foundation of relationship marketing is presented and main definitions of the new approach are classofied. the main focus of the paper is the observaion of models, technics and tools that can be used within the framework of relationship marketing. The special indicators to measure perfprmance and results of relationship marketing are considered and directions for further research presented
In this article the system of companies’ relationships with partners is investigated through the lenses of the portfolio theory approach and the results of this analysis are introduced; also the definition of relationship portfolio is given and the main models of building relationship portfolios with buyers and suppliers are explored. The system of criteria for building relationships portfolio was developed after the analysis of these models and then was sample tested with the data from the empirical research of the 223 Russian companies operating in b2b markets.
New approaches in Economic Sociology
Modern marketing is a system of many tools and technologies, subordinate unified scientific methodology. As part of this methodology are formed, improved and developed a variety of scientific theories by which knowledge about marketing systematized. The theory satisfactorily describes the marketing practice is impossible without including in it such an important element of the market economy as a mediator. At the same time the mediator on the market acts as a buyer and as a seller. This significant difference behaviors mediator behaviors of other market participants. And if the theory of consumer behavior and the theory of production represented a deep mature, the mediator of the theory say it is not necessary. We present some of the results obtained in this direction
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.