Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32852
Title: The impact of supplier development on buyer competitive advantage: A path analytic model
Authors: Li, W
Humphreys, PK
Yeung, ACL 
Cheng, TCE 
Keywords: Competitive advantage
Path model
Supplier development
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: International journal of production economics, 2012, v. 135, no. 1, p. 353-366 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of production economics 
Abstract: As manufacturing firms increasingly realize that supplier performance is crucial to their establishing and maintaining competitive advantage, supplier development has been a subject of considerable research in supply chain management. We develop and test a path model to explore how supplier development practices affect buyersupplier performance from the buying firms perspective in the context of Hong Kongs electronics industry. The results show that top management, supplier evaluation, and supplier strategic objectives are significant determinants of transaction-specific supplier development, and that buyers that have closer collaborative relationships with suppliers may strengthen their competitive advantage.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32852
ISSN: 0925-5273
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.06.019
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