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Price, Quality and Trust: Inter-firm Relations in Britain and Japan
List of figures List of tables Acknowledgements Introduction Part I. Theory and Concepts: 1. A spectrum of transactional patterns: from ACR to OCR 2. Trust and organisational efficiency Part II. CaseExpand
Does Trust Improve Business Performance
Forthcoming In Ctuistel Lane and Rclnhard Backmann (eds.) Trust Within and Between Orgmi:anotu Oxford Univcrsl ty I%css. Does Trust improve Business Performance? hlarl sako Dots trust buslncss \vhcreExpand
Supplier development at Honda, Nissan and Toyota: comparative case studies of organizational capability enhancement
What factors facilitate and constrain the sustained development and replication of organizational capabilities of suppliers? This question is addressed in a comparison of historical case studies ofExpand
Determinants of trust in supplier relations: Evidence from the automotive industry in Japan and the United States
Abstract This study examines the determinants of inter-organizational trust by using survey data from over 1000 suppliers in the automotive industry. Drawing on transaction cost economics, gameExpand
Outsourcing and Offshoring: Implications for Productivity of Business Services
This paper reviews the implications of outsourcing and offshoring for the productivity of business services in the UK. Official statistics indicate that business-service productivity has grown byExpand
Supplier Relations in Japan and the United States
This working paper was originally printed in the Working Paper Series of the MIT International Motor Vehicle Program
Modularity and Outsourcing
  • M. Sako
  • Computer Science
  • 20 November 2003
This chapter takes the automobile industry as an empirical setting for clarification of the concept of modularity in product architecture and considers the implications of these different paths for industry dynamics and supply chain management. Expand
Are Skills the Answer
This study of vocational education in advanced industrial countries contributes to two different areas of debate. The first is the study of the diversity of institutional forms taken by modernExpand