Lumineau, Fabrice and Henderson, James (2012): The influence of relational experience and contractual governance on the negotiation strategy in buyer-supplier disputes. Forthcoming in: Journal of Operations Management , Vol. 5, No. 30 (2012)
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This paper theoretically refines and empirically extends the debate on the type of interplay between relational experience and contractual governance in an under-researched area: supply chain disputes. We define relational experience as either cooperative or competitive; distinguish between control and coordination functions of contractual governance; and assess their interplay on the negotiation strategy used in disputes. Using a unique data set of buyer-supplier disputes, we find, in particular, that increasing contractual control governance weakens the positive effect of cooperative relational experience on cooperative negotiation strategy. However, increasing contractual control governance for a buyer-supplier dyad with competitive relational experience will increase cooperative negotiation strategy. Contractual coordination governance reinforces the positive effect of cooperative relational experience. Through this study, we reach a better understanding of how and when contractual and relational governance dimensions interact; rather than whether they act as substitutes or complements as has been studied in prior research. We discuss the implications of these findings for the field of supply chain management.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The influence of relational experience and contractual governance on the negotiation strategy in buyer-supplier disputes|
|Keywords:||Buyer-supplier relationships; contractual governance; relational experience; supply chain governance; negotiation; dispute|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L14 - Transactional Relationships ; Contracts and Reputation ; Networks
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior ; Transaction Costs ; Property Rights
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K40 - General
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D74 - Conflict ; Conflict Resolution ; Alliances ; Revolutions
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure
|Depositing User:||Fabrice Lumineau|
|Date Deposited:||02. May 2012 10:42|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 03:28|
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