Relationships Between Supply Characteristics and Buyer-Supplier Coupling in E-Procurement

An Empirical Analysis

Ravinder Nath, Rebecca Angeles

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Abstract

This study explores the resource dependency and relational exchange theories of understanding firms’ participation in e-procurement, and seeks to determine the degree to which the resource dependency theory variables — supply importance, supply complexity, supply market dynamism, and availability of alternatives — affect information exchange and operational linkages, the relational exchange theory variables. Data was gathered from the Institute for Supply Management and the Council of Logistics Management members using the survey technique. Supply importance and supply complexity primarily predict information exchange and operational linkages. Study findings reconfirm the important impact of environmental and market uncertainty on firm responses, as echoed in past studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-55
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of e-Business Research
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Logistics
Availability
E-procurement
Buyers
Suppliers
Empirical analysis
Uncertainty
Information exchange
Relational exchange
Exchange theory
Linkage
Market uncertainty
Resource dependency theory
Dynamism
Environmental uncertainty
Supply management
Participation
Resource dependency
Logistics management

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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