The Construction of Reputation in a Negotiation
21 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2005
Date Written: June 1, 2005
Although reputation is claimed to be a potential source of power in a negotiation, it is one of the most under researched aspects of the bargaining process. This paper extends current understanding of reputation in negotiation by presenting a model that explains the construction process of reputation in the negotiation context. We review extant research before presenting our model of reputation. The model shows the influence of both the actions of the negotiator before and during the negotiation to create a reputation that is formed by the perceptions of the other party and potentially transmitted to a network. A discussion of future research is presented.
Keywords: Construction of reputation, negotiation, identity management
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