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Friends of My Enemies: A Longitudinal Investigation into Supply Base Management

Abstract In this dissertation research, I expand the definition of the supply network to include the buying firm’s competitors. Just as one buyer-supplier relationship impacts all other relationships within the network, the presence of competitor-supplier relationships must also impact the focal buying firm. Therefore, the concept of a “competitive network” made up of a focal firm, its competitors and all of their combined suppliers is introduced. Utilizing a unique longitudinal dataset, this research explores how the organic structural changes within the new, many-to-many supply network impact firm performance. The investigation begins by studying the change in number of suppliers used by global auto manufacturers between 2004 and 2013. Follow... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Huff, Jerry (Author) / Fowler, John (Advisor) / Rogers, Dale (Committee member) / Carter, Craig (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Management / Business administration / longitudinal analysis / Supply base management / Supply chain finance / Supply networks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 160 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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