Trust or dependancy? Major influence on e-procurement adoption decisions in supply chain relationships

Abdullah, Nik Ab Halim Nik and Al-Hakim, Latif (2006) Trust or dependancy? Major influence on e-procurement adoption decisions in supply chain relationships. In: ICoEC 2006: A Route to Competitive Advantage, 19-20 Sep 2006, Penang, Malaysia.

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This paper discussed the influence of two factors, which is the level of trust and the level of dependency on the e-procurement adoption decisions between supply chain partners in a supply chain relationship. Literature related to trust theory and power theory was reviewed in search for an attributes of each factors that could have an influence on the e-procurement adoption decisions. Literature suggests that trust and dependency did play a major role in adoption decisions but none have ever tried to discover which factor is more important especially in today’s competitive business environment. A theoretical framework is then developed based on prior research on trust and dependency in various e-business and e-commerce applications. Implications of both factors to supply chain partners and also the direction for future research within this area are then discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: NOTE: This paper was presented at the conference, but due to organisational issues is not listed in the list of accepted papers on the conference website ( The paper will be included in the formal printed conference proceedings to be published during 2007.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:59
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-procurement; supply chain relationships; trust; dependency; e-business; ecommerce
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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