Are supply-chain relationships more influenced by buyer-supplier relationships or the business environment of the country itself? Evidence from the 'China-Australia' trading relationship

Collins, Ray and Sun, Ximing and Li, Chong Guang (2012) Are supply-chain relationships more influenced by buyer-supplier relationships or the business environment of the country itself? Evidence from the 'China-Australia' trading relationship. Asia Pacific Business Review , 18 (3). pp. 391-405. ISSN 1360-2381

Abstract

In doing business with China, poor supply chain performance is reported as being caused by either poor relationships between firms in China or the business environment in which firms in China have to operate. This research paper explores the relative importance of these two factors for food supply chains from Australia to China. Results are based on surveys of 84 importers, wholesalers and retailers in China and 22 Australian exporters and wholesalers. They show that the country itself had a greater influence than firm to firm relationships. Firms exporting food to China should therefore keep supply chains as short as possible to minimize the uncertainties associated with the business environment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 23:48
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; China; food chains; relationship of firms; supply chain management; whole chain performance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150503 Marketing Management (incl. Strategy and Customer Relations)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9099 Other Commercial Services and Tourism > 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/13602381.2011.624359
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28880

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