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Supply Chain Collaboration

Roles of Interorganizational Systems, Trust, and Collaborative Culture

Cao, Mei, Zhang, Qingyu

2013, XIV, 198 p.

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  • Provides an accurate and comprehensive conceptualization of supply chain collaboration
  • Develops valid and reliable instruments of supply chain collaboration, collaborative advantages, and their related constructs
  • Brings together an extensive set of factors from multiple perspectives, the research to extend understanding of the attributes of supply chain collaboration, the forces leading to the development of supply chain partnership, and issues involved in creating and managing the partnership

To survive and thrive in the competition, firms have strived to achieve greater supply chain collaboration to leverage the resources and knowledge of suppliers and customers.  Internet based technologies, particularly interorganizational systems, further extend the firms’ opportunities to strengthen their supply chain partnerships and share real-time information to optimize their operations.  Supply Chain Collaboration: Roles of Interorganizational Systems, Trust, and Collaborative Culture explores the nature and characteristics, antecedents, and consequences of supply chain collaboration from multiple theoretical perspectives. 

Supply Chain Collaboration: Roles of Interorganizational Systems, Trust, and Collaborative Culture conceptualizes supply chain collaboration as seven interconnecting elements including information sharing, incentive alignment, goal congruence, decision synchronization, resource sharing, as well as communication and joint knowledge creation. These seven components define the occurrence of collaborative efforts and allow us to explain supply chain collaboration more precisely. Collaborative advantages are also divided into five components to capture the joint competitive advantages and benefits among supply chain partners.

The definitions and measures developed here examine some central issue surrounding supply chain development but this is also followed up with real-life managerial practicalities. This balance of theory and practical application makes Supply Chain Collaboration: Roles of Interorganizational Systems, Trust, and Collaborative Culture a strong resource for industry practitioners and researchers alike.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Collaborative Advantage - Interorganizational Systems - Large Scale Measurement Analysis - Q-Sort Methodology - Social Exchange Theory - Supply Chain

Related subjects » Production & Logistics - Production & Process Engineering

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