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Information Technology Safeguards, Logistics Asset Specificity and 4th Party Logistics Network Creation in the Food Chain.

Bourlakis, Constantine, Bourlakis, Michael A. (2005) Information Technology Safeguards, Logistics Asset Specificity and 4th Party Logistics Network Creation in the Food Chain. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 20 (2). pp. 88-98. ISSN 0885-8624. (doi:10.1108/08858620510583687]) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:25596)

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Abstract

Purpose – To investigate the evolutionary process of the retail logistics network formation, and to propose a relationship framework between the

Design/methodology/approach – The evolutionary process is based on the way the asset specificity element of transaction costs theory can be

relationship theories with the aim of conceptualising a buyer-supplier relationship framework. Secondary data for the UK food retail chain are also

Findings – A new relationship framework is developed based on the buyers’-suppliers’ perceptions in relation to logistics asset specificity, and the

supplier of a logistics asset, the retailer will engage into a fourth-party logistics network formation where the use of information technology systems is

retail chain.

network will decrease the complexity of modern retail logistics operations. The paper will assist retail managers responsible for the development of

logistics strategies and will be beneficial to researchers examining logistics and supply chain management operations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/08858620510583687]
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 14:32 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 15:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25596 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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