Supply chain alliances and social dilemmas: bridging the barriers that impede collaboration
by Stanley E. Fawcett, Gregory M. Magnan, Matthew W. McCarter
International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008

Abstract: Strategic Supply Chain Management (SCM) creates and maintains collective gains through appropriate alliance relationships, which often require initial investments in an uncertain environment. The development of such relationships may be hindered because, as a form of strategic alliance, Supply Chain (SC) alliances are social dilemmas. This paper uses the social dilemma perspective and data gathered from mail survey and case study methodologies to report how strategic SC relationships navigate social dilemmas to collaboratively create and maintain collective gains.

Online publication date: Thu, 13-Mar-2008

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