This study describes the experiences of an interview-based research. It aims to reveal the different types of conflicts occurring in vendor–debtor relationships and the different solutions to such conflicts. We did not target to draw a representative picture, we only wanted to explore the different types existing. First of all, we wanted to answer, in general, the following question: Are there any market relationships in the Hungarian economy that enable the use of the methods of constructive conflict handling, i.e. What kind of relationships do exist between the size and form of the interdependence and the solutions given to the different conflicts? The main conclusion of our research was that there are cooperation forms and interdependence situations in the Hungarian vendor-debtor relationships whereby in case of conflicts the parties are motivated to achieve a resolution, therefore applying the alternative methods in the vertical market relationships could work as an efficient and constructive method.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.