A supplier development program : Rational process or institutional image construction ?

@inproceedings{Rogers2015ASD,
  title={A supplier development program : Rational process or institutional image construction ?},
  author={Keith W. Rogers and Lyn Purdy and Frank Safayeni and P. Robert Duimering},
  year={2015}
}
Drawing on arguments from institutional theory, we examine the implementation and use of a supplier development program by a major North American automotive manufacturer. While all suppliers adopted the program as an apparent response to coercive institutional pressures from their customer, the study focuses on the effects of such pressures on internal information processing and the behavior of the actors involved. The study therefore addresses a significant gap in the institutional theory… CONTINUE READING