Martin Lockström

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Supplier integration has become an important concept for improving supply chain performance. The aim of this paper is to identify factors that facilitate and inhibit supplier integration in the context of the Chinese automotive industry. An inductive approach based on grounded theory was chosen as the researchmethodology, where data was collected through 30(More)
The aim of this paper is to identify antecedents to supplier integration in China. A deductive approach was deployed by building on a qualitative pre-study and various strands of SCM literature. All in all, 14 hypotheses were derived and subsequently tested by drawing on an empirical sample collected from 88 manufacturing firms operating in China. The data(More)
Supply Chain Integration (SCI) is defined by Bowersox et al. (1999) as the simultaneous orchestration of four critical flows: product/service, market accommodation, information, and cash within and across companies. Analogously, Supplier Integration (SI) is defined as a practice that links externally performed work of the supplier into a seamless congruency(More)
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