A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of the Governance Structure of MRO e-Marketplace on Purchasing Performance

MRO e-Marketplace의 지배구조와 구매업무성과에 관한 종단적 연구

  • 강소라 (이화여자대학교 경영대학 경영학과) ;
  • 양희동 (이화여자대학교 경영대학 경영학과) ;
  • 권순동 (충북대학교 경영대학 경영정보학과)
  • Published : 2005.06.30


This study focuses on MRO e-Marketplace and attempts to research how companies select the structure of e-Marketplace governance and how it influences purchasing performance. Furthermore, a longitudinal study is conducted to analyze the dynamic relationship between variables in our research model. The research gives the following results. First, as the utilization level of e-Marketplace increases, the level of relational exchange between purchasing company and e-Marketplace increases. The increased utilization level enhances purchasing efficiency rather than reducing purchasing price. Secondly, as the level of relational exchange between purchasing companies and e-Marketplace increases, system integration increases, whereas supply externality decreases. Accordingly, system integration improves purchasing efficiency, whereas the low supply externality does not help lower purchasing price. Third, compared to the initial growth stage, the stable stage of e-Marketplace has the significantly increased level of relational exchange and purchasing efficiency through system integration, rather than the reduction of purchasing price by supply externality.