Determinants and Consequences of Information Sharing with Key Suppliers

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, institutionen för redovisning och handelsrätt, redovisning sv
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Department of Accounting and Commercial Law, Accounting en
dc.contributor.author Yigitbasioglu, Ogan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-13T12:37:55Z fi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T13:19:00Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-13T12:37:55Z fi
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T13:19:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-13
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-555-982-1
dc.identifier.issn 0424-7256
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/273
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:978-951-555-982-1
dc.description.abstract As companies become more efficient with respect to their internal processes, they begin to shift the focus beyond their corporate boundaries. Thus, the recent years have witnessed an increased interest by practitioners and researchers in interorganizational collaboration, which promises better firm performance through more effective supply chain management. It is no coincidence that this interest comes in parallel with the recent advancements in Information and Communication Technologies, which offer many new collaboration possibilities for companies. However, collaboration, or any other type of supply chain integration effort, relies heavily on information sharing. Hence, this study focuses on information sharing, in particular on the factors that determine it and on its value. The empirical evidence from Finnish and Swedish companies suggests that uncertainty (both demand and environmental) and dependency in terms of switching costs and asset specific investments are significant determinants of information sharing. Results also indicate that information sharing improves company performance regarding resource usage, output, and flexibility. However, companies share information more intensely at the operational rather than the strategic level. The use of supply chain practices and technologies is substantial but varies across the two countries. This study sheds light on a common trend in supply chains today. Whereas the results confirm the value of information sharing, the contingent factors help to explain why the intensity of information shared across companies differ. In the future, competitive pressures and uncertainty are likely to intensify. Therefore, companies may want to continue with their integration efforts by focusing on the determinants discussed in this study. However, at the same time, the possibility of opportunistic behavior by the exchange partner cannot be disregarded. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries 177
dc.rights Publikationen är skyddad av upphovsrätten. Den får läsas och skrivas ut för personligt bruk. Användning i kommersiellt syfte är förbjuden. sv
dc.rights This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. en
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dc.subject information sharing fi
dc.subject collaboration fi
dc.subject integration fi
dc.subject supply chain management fi
dc.subject key suppliers fi
dc.subject e-commerce fi
dc.subject.other Accounting fi
dc.title Determinants and Consequences of Information Sharing with Key Suppliers fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doktorsavhandling sv
dc.type.dcmitype Text
dc.date.accepted 2008-05-23

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