Specificity of Pragmatism Evaluation of Interfirm-Relations between Enterprises at Network Structures in the Conditions of Business Macro Trends

  • Volodymyr GEVKO Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Keywords: enterprises of network structures, interfirm relations, evaluation indicators, partnership relations, interfirm networks


Modern scientific research points to the fact that the enterprises at network structures are a kind of system that is formed of different components, which are related by various connections. In this context, it is quite relevant to study the assessment of inter-firm relationships of enterprises at network structures in the context of business macro trends. The article substantiates the list of indicators that can be used to assess the most important properties at network on the basis of existing economic relationships and determine certain of their limits, according to which they can be classified as network. It is established that the relationships should not be extremely rigid, as in this case they will be inherent in the hierarchically centralized business structures. It is investigated that the choice of system at indicators for assessing inter-firm relationships and establishing their upper and lower limits will allow based on statistical processing of source information to draw clear conclusions about the presence or absence at network structure. Based on this, it is established that indicative analysis can also be used to assess the dynamics at network, establish its type and study the transformation processes and draw conclusions. It is noted that the studied method of analysis relationships based on an indicative approach has the following disadvantages: the need to use to calculate the array of business information, the collection of which is problematic for managers of companies due to the significant time spent on it; fears of disclosing commercial information, as well as the advantages – ease of calculation at indicators and fairly high accuracy of assessment. It is established that for economically developed countries the tendency to form inter-firm networks on market principles with the use of decentralized mechanisms of coordination activities based on partnership trust prevails, the Ukrainian economy is dominated by hierarchical networks with centralized management.


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Economics and enterprise management