Construction companies and business networks in Russia
Under the conditions of open innovations, technologies, knowledge and competences exchange which go beyond the borders, the nature of competition between the companies acting on different national markets has undergone changes. The establishment of long-term trusting relationships with local organizations and communities becomes one of the primary challenges for companies entering new markets. This article describes the results of a research of Finnish companies working in the Russian construction sector. The author defines the role of network aspects in companies‘strategic processes and illustrates how strategy and cooperation vary according to construction project stages.