Supply Chain Collaboration

Roles of Interorganizational Systems, Trust, and Collaborative Culture

  • Mei Cao
  • Qingyu Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 1-15
  3. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 17-29
  4. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 31-54
  5. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 55-75
  6. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 77-91
  7. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 93-112
  8. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 113-149
  9. Mei Cao, Qingyu Zhang
    Pages 151-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-197

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Mei Cao
    • 1
  • Qingyu Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.SuperiorUSA
  2. 2.JonesboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4591-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4590-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4591-2
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