Title: Customised component transaction with insufficient trust: case study of the LCD-panel industry

Authors: Koichi Nakagawa; Won-Wook Song

Addresses: Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, Japan Machikaneyama 1-7, Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan ' Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

Abstract: A new form of inter-firm transaction named customised component transaction with insufficient trust is investigated in this study. Trust is important in customised component transaction. But firms often face situations in which they are unable to build trustful relationships in today's global supply chain. By the case study of the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel industry, we explore the features, problems and solutions for such trustless transactions.

Keywords: inter-organisational relations; supply chain management; SCM; insufficient trust; supplier relational skills; LCD panels; customised components; case study; customised component transactions; liquid crystal display; trustless transactions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2016.073245

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2016 Vol.10 No.1, pp.87 - 101

Published online: 30 Nov 2015 *

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