Buyer-Supplier Partnership Quality and Supply Chain Performance: Moderating Role of Risks, and Environmental Uncertainty

European Management Journal, Forthcoming

38 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2011

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Mahesh Srinivasan

The University of Akron

Debmalya Mukherjee

University of Akron - College of Business Administration

Ajai Gaur

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick

Date Written: February 25, 2011

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the relationship between buyer-supplier partnership quality, and supply chain performance, in the presence of supply and demand side risks and environmental uncertainty. Based on the theoretical underpinnings of resource-based view, relational capital theory, and transaction cost economics, we propose a positive relationship between partnership quality and supply chain performance, which is strengthened in the presence of high demand and supply-side risks, but weakened in the presence of high environmental uncertainty. Empirical evidence, based on the survey data of 127 U.S. firms supports a majority of our arguments. We discuss theoretical and practical ramifications of these findings and offer future avenues of research.

Keywords: Partnership Quality, Supply Chain Risk, Environmental Uncertainty, Supply Chain Performance

Suggested Citation

Srinivasan, Mahesh and Mukherjee, Debmalya and Gaur, Ajai S., Buyer-Supplier Partnership Quality and Supply Chain Performance: Moderating Role of Risks, and Environmental Uncertainty (February 25, 2011). European Management Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1770025

Mahesh Srinivasan

The University of Akron ( email )

Akron, OH 44325-4803
United States
330-972-5440 (Phone)

Debmalya Mukherjee (Contact Author)

University of Akron - College of Business Administration ( email )

Ajai S. Gaur

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick ( email )

Newark, NJ
United States

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