The Causal Structure of Long-Term Supply Relationships: An Empirical Test of a Generalized Transaction Cost Theory / Edition 1

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The Causal Structure of Long-Term Supply Relationships is a primary so urce for scholars and students who want to learn about industrial orga nizations in an international perspective. It reviews the main theorie s, defines many concepts, offers an overview of literature on alliance s, and provides insights into the statistical techniques of LISREL. Li ttle background knowledge is required, since concepts are developed as the book progresses.

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Analyzes the underlying causal structure of long-term supply relationships, and develops an encompassing theoretical model that brings together important firm and relation-specific characteristics such as trust, dedicated investments, and the exchange of information. The model is based on an extended theory of transactions that includes trust next to opportunism and the development of competencies. The model is tested in the auto industries of the US, Japan, and Europe. De Jong is a management consultant in the private sector in The Netherlands. Nooteboom teaches organization at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792378372
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/31/2000
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Scope and Purpose.- 1.2 Overview of Theory.- 1.3 Overview of Empirical Results.- 2 Theoretical Background.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Transaction Cost Economics.- 2.3 Limitations of Transaction Cost Economics.- 2.4 Competencies.- 2.5 Relational Features.- 2.5.1 Commitment.- 2.5.2 Trust.- 2.6 Conclusions.- 3 The Theoretical Model.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Definitions and Related Research.- 3.3 The Theoretical Model.- 3.3.1 Asset Specificity.- 3.3.2 Uncertainty.- 3.3.3 Value of the Partner.- 3.3.4 Commitment.- 3.3.5 Trust.- 3.4 Conclusions.- 4 Methods and Data.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 A LISREL Approach.- 4.2.1 Models, Methods and Matrices.- 4.2.2 Model-Fit and Model-Modification.- 4.3 The Samples.- 4.4 Operationalization.- 4.5 Conclusions.- 5 Empirical Results.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 The United States.- 5.2.1 Measurement Models.- 5.2.2 Testing the Hypotheses and Model-Fit.- 5.3 Japan.- 5.3.1 Measurement Models.- 5.3.2 Testing the Hypotheses and Model-Fit.- 5.4 Europe.- 5.4.1 Measurement Models.- 5.4.2 Testing the Hypotheses and Model-Fit.- 5.5 Conclusions.- 6 An International Comparison.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 The Convergence of Long-Term Supply Relationships.- 6.2.1 A First Perspective on the Convergence.- 6.2.2 The United States versus Japan.- 6.2.3 The United States versus Europe.- 6.2.4 Japan versus Europe.- 6.3 The Third Way.- 6.4 Causal Loops.- 6.5 Conclusions.- 6.5.1 Point of Departure.- 6.5.2 Convergence within the Triad.- 6.5.3 Explaining the Convergence.- 6.5.4 Limitations and Further Research.- Appendix A Constructs, Items And Scales.

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