Title: Information transfer among global supply chain participants: a study of relationships between Taiwan and the USA

Authors: Tzong-Ru Lee; Alix Valenti; Thi Phuong Nha Le

Addresses: National Chung Hsing University, 250, Kuo Kuang Rd, Taichung 402, Taiwan ' University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX, USA ' National Chung Hsing University, 250, Kuo Kuang Rd, Taichung 402, Taiwan

Abstract: In this study, we identify the participants and activities typically present in a supply chain to determine the links where knowledge transfer is most likely to occur. Based on responses to questionnaires from Taiwanese managers, we identified several key connections between members in the upstream and downstream supply chain. From this study, supply chain members can concentrate on activities most critical between them and their upstream or downstream partners and identify those operations that are most likely to enhance innovation and learning, thereby reducing costs and process times as well as providing for unforeseen contingencies.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; international learning; innovation; knowledge transfer; global supply chains; intellectual property; legal protections; supply chain activities; trade relationships; supply chain participants; information transfer; Taiwan; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.068468

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2015 Vol.17 No.3, pp.371 - 386

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 18 Mar 2015 *

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