SCM Involving Small Versus Large Suppliers: Relational Exchange and Electronic Communication Media

Paul D. Larson*, Peter Carr, Kewal S. Dhariwal

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Abstract

This article develops and tests hypotheses on relational exchange and electronic communication media in supply chains involving small versus large suppliers. Through a combination of focus groups, e-mail surveys and case studies, the article addresses the differences in relational exchange due to supplier size. Findings indicate significantly greater use of relational exchange and electronic communication media with large suppliers compared to small suppliers. The article offers solutions to reducing the relational and technological gaps between large and small suppliers.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Supply Chain Management
Volume41
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)18-29
Number of pages12
ISSN1523-2409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24.03.2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management

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