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a r t i c l e i n f o In the literature, considerable attention has been given to the role of supplying firms in the context of innovation. However, not every supplier is capable of contributing to a buyer's innovation performance. In addition, the willingness and commitment of suppliers to collaborate with buyers is not always apparent. Thus far, the(More)
A B S T R A C T Recently, supplier satisfaction has gained more attention both in practice and in academic research. However, the knowledge accumulation process is still in an embryonic and explorative phase. Likewise, supplier satisfaction measuring in practice may still benefit from an impetus from academia to be more widely used. This paper aims at(More)
In recent years, the theory revolving around the preferred customer status and the associated benefits has gained an increasing awareness. Holding a preferred customer status can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage due to a preferential treatment by the supplier. A preferred customer status can lead to numerous benefits for the customer, as for(More)
Supply Chain Management is known to incorporate multidisciplinary fields of science and business practices. Due to the tremendous amount of available organizational theories, this topic shows necessity for reducing the scope to a relevant set of applicable theories. Among decades, the Transaction Cost Economics, or better known as the 'Make-or-Buy'(More)