Title: Relationship learning and dyadic knowledge creation in international subcontracting relationships: the supplier's perspective

Authors: Kuo-Hsiung Chang, Donald F. Gotcher

Addresses: Department of International Business, Tunghai University, P.O. Box 953, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 407, R.O.C. ' Department of International Business, Tunghai University, P.O. Box 953, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 407, R.O.C.

Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between relationship learning and dyadic knowledge creation. Structural equation modelling is used to test the model based on data from a survey of 118 Taiwanese supplier-international buyer relationships in information technology industries. As predicted, this study finds relationship memory facilitates the creation of dyadic knowledge.

Keywords: dyadic knowledge creation; information technology; international subcontracting; subcontracting relationships; relational capital; relationship commitment; relationship learning; suppliers; structural equation modelling; Taiwan; buyer-supplier relationship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2008.015984

International Journal of Technology Management, 2008 Vol.41 No.1/2, pp.55 - 74

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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