An Exploratory Study on the Supply Chain Partnership : Focusing on Rebar Manufacturing Firms as Second-tier Suppliers

공급망 파트너십에 관한 탐색적 연구 : 2차 협력업체로서의 철근가공업체를 중심으로

  • Received : 2016.07.08
  • Accepted : 2016.08.20
  • Published : 2016.08.28


The rapid trends toward outsourcing and collaboration have created complex multi-tier supply chains for construction and engineering industries. Working with suppliers and sub-suppliers requires continuous integration activities in order to maximize the performances of the entire supply chain. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing the performances and long-term business relationship of second-tier suppliers in directed sourcing environment. This study proposes the asset specificity, trust, information-sharing and collaboration, as antecedents variables, and collected the survey responses from the second-tier suppliers in rebar manufacturing works. The statistical results indicate that the asset specificity, trust, information-sharing and collaboration have significant influences on the long-term business relationship of rebar manufacturing second-tier suppliers, but trust has no impact on the performances of second-tier suppliers at 5% significance level. Practical implications are also discussed.


SCM;directed sourcing;asset specificity;trust;information-sharing;collaboration


Grant : BK21플러스

Supported by : 성균관대학교


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