Stability in corporate supply chain relationships

establishing the analytical frameworks

Neil Matthews, Norma Harrison

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Abstract

The observed corporate changes in many supply chains suggest that instability rather than stability is a consistent pattern in corporate supply chain relationships. This observation should not be surprising given that strategies for change and competitive advantage are central to a firms' purpose, as examined in vast strategic management research. While not universal, many academics and practitioners in supply chain management (SCM) continue to assert that collaboration is an effective strategy towards competitive advantage. This is not to suggest that collaboration in chains is not a worthwhile pursuit and a key differentiator, but rather its application and sustainability is perhaps overstated in theory and practice, and the antithesis of the argument remains under-developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOSCM 2007
Subtitle of host publicationInternational conference on operation and supply chain management in China
EditorsXiande Zhao, Liyan Sun
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherSupply Chain Management Research Center
Pages283-286
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event1st International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management in China - Xian
Duration: 26 Jun 200730 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameSeries of Operations and Supply Chain Management in China
PublisherSupply Chain Management Research Centre
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1993-9078

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management in China
CityXian
Period26/06/0730/06/07

Cite this

Matthews, N., & Harrison, N. (2007). Stability in corporate supply chain relationships: establishing the analytical frameworks. In X. Zhao, & L. Sun (Eds.), ICOSCM 2007: International conference on operation and supply chain management in China (pp. 283-286). (Series of Operations and Supply Chain Management in China; Vol. 1). Hong Kong: Supply Chain Management Research Center.