Journal article

Collaborative buyer-supplier relations and the formation of centralised networks

NA Phelps

Geoforum | Elsevier BV | Published : 1996

Abstract

Much of Western European and North American industry has been restructuring its supplier relations, introducing innovations such as JIT delivery, increased outsourcing and collaborative buyer-supplier relations. There is now a growing literature on the extent and general spatial implications of changing buyer-supplier relations in the U.K. There is less evidence of the extent and form of collaborative inter-firm relations in the U.K. This paper provides some initial findings of the extent and form of collaborative buyer-supplier relations on processes of technology transfer. It draws on the results of surveys of electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and firms in their main supp..

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