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The Antecedents and Consequence of Et-Moone B2B Relationships

Abosag, Ibrahim (2015) 'The Antecedents and Consequence of Et-Moone B2B Relationships.' Industrial Marketing Management, 51. pp. 150-157.

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Abstract

The literature from Eastern countries has well recognised the importance and influence of culturally specific constructs on business-to-business (B2B) relationships. With much of the literature largely focused on the Chinese Guanxi and its role in developing and maintaining B2B, the expansion of B2B literature to other parts of the world has been limited. One important area of massive economic growth and influence is the Gulf region. Studies on B2B within the Gulf region are scarce. Over the last decade, exploratory studies on the Et-Moone relationships in the Gulf region identified significant impact on B2B relationships. Thus this paper builds up on recent exploratory studies on Et-Moone relationships. The paper examines the antecedents (interpersonal liking, trust and commitment) and consequence (cooperation) of Et-Moone relationships. Survey data were collected from over 180 senior managers in Saudi Arabia. The findings confirm the importance of Et-Moone in B2B relationships and its impact on cooperation. Implications for managers are discussed, and a guide for future research is provided.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 00198501
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.05.028
Depositing User: Ibrahim Abosag
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 15:15
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21176

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