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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 127;

How Do Power Type and Partnership Quality Affect Supply Chain Management Performance?

Division of Business, Yeungnam University College, Daegu 42415, Korea
School of Business, Pusan National University, Pusan 46241, Korea
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Academic Editor: Ilkyeong Moon
Received: 19 December 2016 / Revised: 9 January 2017 / Accepted: 11 January 2017 / Published: 17 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Supply Chain Management)
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A supply chain management (SCM) system is a strategic cooperative that organically integrates all supply chains to improve the performance of a company. The greatest critical success factor of SCM is partnership. Without cooperation between companies, SCM performance is limited. Does this imply, therefore, that companies within the supply chain can achieve mutual transactions equally? If the power between companies is unequal, how does this affect their partnership? The focus of this study is to assess whether power types enhance SCM performance through partnerships. We categorize power types as mediated and non-mediated. Mediated power is categorized based on coercion, reward, and legitimate, while non-mediated power is categorized based on information, expert, and reference. Therefore, this study examines how power types form a causal partnership relationship within the supply chain, and performs an empirical investigation on how the partnerships influence SCM performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: SCM; SCM performance; mediated power; non-mediated power; partnership quality SCM; SCM performance; mediated power; non-mediated power; partnership quality

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