Third-party purchase: an empirical case study of third-party providers in China using structure equation modeling

Yangyan Shi, Chunxiao Xie

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Abstract

The growth of third-party logistics in the past three decades coincides with the unprecedented globalization of supply chains. When firms conduct international business, they often collaborate with third-party logistics providers in foreign markets to reduce the risks of investing in logistics assets. We found that as an emerging value-added service, third-party purchasing has been offered by third-party logistics providers more frequently than before. In this case study, based on the interests in third-party purchasing, we provide an insight into the research method we used to explore the relationship between asset specificity, uncertainty, frequency, transaction size, and third-party purchasing services provided by third-party purchasing providers as the value-added service, and how this service affects their providers and users.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781526495006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSAGE Research Methods. Cases
PublisherSAGE Publications

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China
Modeling
Purchasing
Purchase
Third party logistics providers
Value-added services
Investing
Assets
Uncertainty
Asset specificity
International business
Logistics
Supply chain
Globalization
Third-party logistics
Research methods

Keywords

  • third parties
  • logistics
  • provider
  • asset specificity
  • structural models

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Shi, Yangyan ; Xie, Chunxiao. / Third-party purchase : an empirical case study of third-party providers in China using structure equation modeling. London : SAGE Publications, 2019. 14 p. (SAGE Research Methods. Cases).
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London : SAGE Publications, 2019. 14 p. (SAGE Research Methods. Cases).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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