Trust and Cooperation Between Companies and Public Administration Institutions in Poland

  • Urszula KobylińskaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 10/1)


The aim of this article is to determine the level of cooperation and trust between Polish enterprises and public institutions both governmental and self-government ones. In particular, the factors that most affect the companies’ low trust in the public sector are analyzed and how the changes in various factors may improve this trust in the future. The critical analysis of literature and statistical analysis of the results of the survey carried out in 381 Polish companies with their headquarters in the Podlaskie Province (Poland) were used in this article. Spearman’s correlations ranks were used as a part of the statistical analysis to determine the dependency of the level of trust on cooperation between companies and public institutions. The study found a fairly low level of companies’ trust in public administration institutions in Poland. The existing level of cooperation with these institutions was assessed very low by the respondents. In particular, the respondents indicated the low level of trust and cooperation with government institutions. Among the factors affecting the existing cooperation between enterprises and public institutions the ones assessed lowest were: the offer prepared by the administration, the image of administration and previous experience of cooperation.


Trust Cooperation Public administration institutions Poland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering ManagementBialystok University of TechnologyBiałystokPoland

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