Effects of information technology on supplier-customer cooperative relationships Online publication date: Sat, 06-Sep-2014
by Ramesh Dangol; Thawatchai Jitpaiboon; Sushil K. Sharma; Ray Montagno
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (IJMED), Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012
Abstract: The benefits a firm can realise from establishing cooperative relationships with suppliers and customers have been documented, extensively. However, very little is known about what happens when a firm uses information technology to facilitate a cooperative relationship (IT-mode) with suppliers and customers, and when it uses face-to-face (socialisation). Results of this study suggest that a firm's decision to either use IT or socialisation to facilitate its cooperative relationships with suppliers and buyers is contingent on the type of knowledge exchanged between cooperating partners. A firm uses IT to facilitate cooperative relationships when exchanging codified information, whereas tacit knowledge is exchanged through face-to-face interactions. This study suggests that the use of IT or socialisation to facilitate cooperative relationships is contingent on type of knowledge being exchanged.
Online publication date: Sat, 06-Sep-2014
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