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Supply Chain Management Tools As Activity Ties In Dyadic Partnerships

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Executive Summary

Aim of the paper is to examine supply chain management tools as transaction-specific investments within dyadic partnerships. Ford et al. (2003) indicate that transaction-specific investments origin in common activities, resource ties and social bonds between partners. These are closely related to each other and all of them are sources of relation-specific investments on their own way. Dyadic partnerships within a supply chain often use different tools for managing the value creating process. During the author research he focusing on distribution-side of the supply chain called demand chain (Van Goor, 2001) and the management tools used in supplying final goods to customers.

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