Title: A note on entrepreneurial trust in the Saint-Petersburg region of contemporary Russia

Authors: Yuri Veselov, Elena Kapustkina, Milhail Sinyutin

Addresses: Faculty of Sociology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Ul. Smolnogo 1/3, Entrance 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. ' Department of Economic Sociology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Ul. Smolnogo 1/3, Entrance 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. ' Department of Economic Sociology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Ul. Smolnogo 1/3, Entrance 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Abstract: The historical transformation of a traditional Russian society into a market society appears to be a long lasting, multistep process. In this article we look at the processes of trust transformation during the particular transition period of the 1980s and 1990s. In our analysis, we used empirical data obtained from interviews of entrepreneurs, managers and employees, during 2001–2002, in the Saint-Petersburg region. In the sphere of economic relations, the notion of |trust| seems to be not only dynamic because of its |erosion|, but also intricate and complex.

Keywords: entrepreneurial trust; transition; Soviet society; market society; entrepreneurship; managers; employees; Russia; market economy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2008.017392

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2008 Vol.6 No.1, pp.94 - 102

Available online: 04 Mar 2008 *

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