Business Relationships For Competitive Advantage

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This book provides the first summary and critical appraisal of the thinking that currently informs the management of business relationships, from the perspectives of both the buyer and supplier. The authors argue that these approaches are one-dimensional and instead recommend a more holistic approach based on power, interaction and portfolio perspectives. The book provides evidence of how relationships can be aligned and misaligned in practice, using eighteen examples drawn from...

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Overview

This book provides the first summary and critical appraisal of the thinking that currently informs the management of business relationships, from the perspectives of both the buyer and supplier. The authors argue that these approaches are one-dimensional and instead recommend a more holistic approach based on power, interaction and portfolio perspectives. The book provides evidence of how relationships can be aligned and misaligned in practice, using eighteen examples drawn from a variety of business cases and circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403919045
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Cox is CIPS Professor of Business Strategy and Procurement at Birmingham University Business School.

Chris Lonsdale is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at the University of Birmingham.

Joe Sanderson is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management and Deputy Director of the CBSP.

Glyn Watson is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management in the CBSP.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: An Introduction to Business Relationship Management * What Are Business Relationships in Theory and Practice?
• The Five Conditions of Successful Business Relationship Alignment
Part 2: Success and Failure in Business Relationship Management
Aligning Buyer-Dominated Business Relationships Successfully
• Aligning Supplier-Dominated Business Relationships
• Misaligning Buyer-Dominated Business Relationships
• Misaligning Supplier-Dominated Business Relationships
• Aligning Interdependence Business Relationships
• Misaligning Interdependence Business Relationships
Part 3: Decision Support Tools for Improving Business Relationships * A Framework and Guide for Aligning Business Relationship Management

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