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Title: Betrayal intention in exporter-importer working relationships: Drivers, outcomes, and moderating effects
Authors: Leonidou, Leonidas C. 
Aykol, Bilge 
Fotiadis, Thomas A. 
Christodoulides, Paul 
Keywords: Betrayal;Buyer-seller relationships;Exporting/importing
Category: Economics and Business
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: International Business Review, 2018, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 246-258
Journal: International Business Review 
Abstract: Betrayal is a very common, but relatively under-researched, dark side phenomenon in inter-firm relationships that warrants investigation. We propose a conceptual model of the factors reducing betrayal intention in exporter-importer (E-I) working relationships and its resulting effect on actual betrayal. Using a random sample of 262 indigenous exporters of manufactured goods based in Greece, we confirm that betrayal intention in their relationships with foreign buyers is significantly and negatively affected by four key parameters, namely, trust, communication, long-term orientation, and social bonds. An importer’s betrayal intention is subsequently very likely to develop into actual betrayal in the relationship. However, this likelihood is lower in the case of older relationships, as well as those characterized by contractual obligation between the interacting parties.
ISSN: 0969-5931
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.07.005
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier
Type: Article
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