Opportunities of effective integration of EDI for small businesses in the automotive industry

@article{Tuunainen1998OpportunitiesOE,
  title={Opportunities of effective integration of EDI for small businesses in the automotive industry},
  author={Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen},
  journal={Information & Management},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={361-375}
}
The ef®ciency gains from electronic data interchange (EDI) for the auto-manufacturers are well documented in current literature, but the subcontractors often being coerced into using EDI have received less attention. Thus, this study tries to better understand the EDI use and its evolution by small partners in a network structure of dyadic relationships where large partners may dominate. The model developed in this study shows that small businesses, often operating as suppliers for larger… CONTINUE READING