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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

Colloquium program

Sub-theme programs

Panel discussions


Organizational details

Registration and hotel reservation


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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 08

Trust and Law


Reinhard Bachmann
University of London, Birkbeck College, UK
Bart Nooteboom
Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Peter Smith Ring
Loyola Marymount University/Los Angeles, USA



Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
Contexts of Collaboration

Chair: Bart Nooteboom

Reinhard Bachmann and Peter Smith Ring
Introductions and opening remarks

Ton Korver, Peter R.A. Oeij and Paula Urze
Cooperation, trust and confidence
Presenter: Oskar Kayasan

Oskar Kayasan
Trust and law: Turkish family businesses
Presenter: Ton Korver et al.

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30
Contracts: Substitutes or Complements to Trust?

Chair: Reinhard Bachmann

Gjalt de Jong and Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis
The content, role and use of formal contracts in high-tech alliances
Presenters: Mari Sako and Judith Kleine Holthaus

Mari Sako and Judith Kleine Holthaus
Business service outsourcing as relational contracts: Results of a survey of lawyers
Presenters: Sonia Bertolini and Ulrike Mühlberger

Sonia Bertolini and Ulrike Mühlberger
The organizational governance of work relationships between employment and self-employment
Presenters: Gjalt de Jong and Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30
Formal and Informal Coordination Mechanisms

Chair: Peter Smith Ring

Ulf Liebe
Problem resolution and sanctioning behaviour in inter-organizational relations
Presenter: Tatiana Iwai

Tatiana Iwai
The waltz of trust and law: Interaction between formal and informal regulatory mechanisms – On cooperation in social dilemmas
Presenters: Werner H. Hoffmann et al.

Werner H. Hoffmann, Kerstin Neumann and Gerhard Speckbacher
Direct and indirect effects of inter-organizational trust on vertical cooperation
Presenter: Ulf Liebe

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30
Governance and Institutions

Chair: Bart Nooteboom

Liang Yu
The 'Bonding Hypothesis'
Presenters: Blanche Segrestin and Armand Hatchuel

Blanche Segrestin and Armand Hatchuel
Organizing legitimate collaborative relationships: Towards new corporate frameworks?
Presenter: Alexander Lascaux

Alexander Lascaux
Trust and marriage: On the hazy foundations of placing confidence in social systems
Presenter: Liang Yu

Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15
'Private Law' and Fraud

Chair: Reinhard Bachmann

Clotilde Champeyrache
Institutional mistrust, instrumental trust and the privatisation of law: The Mafia as a territorial lawyer
Presenter: Michelle Berzins

Michelle Berzins
Antitrust or anti-trust? Dishonesty in cartel arrangements and grants of leniency
Presenters: Eros Nogueira et al.

Eros Nogueira, Clovis L. Machado-da-Silva and Arthur Irigaray
The off-the-books accounting practice of small businesses in Brazil: Legal provisions and divergent valuation patterns
Presenter: Clotilde Champeyrache

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30
Trust and Governance

Chair: Peter Smith Ring

Taeyoung Yoo and Soo Hee Lee
Law, trust and corporate governance: Globalization and the French conventions in corporate control
Presenter: Karim Medjad

Karim Medjad
Is legal conformity a trust-building device? A comparison between Central/Eastern Europe and Africa
Presenters: Taeyoung Yoo and Soo Hee Lee

Bart Nooteboom