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Dependence in Buyer-Supplier Relationships


Part of the Edition KWV book series (EKWV)

About this book


Organizations frequently rely on the support of external parties to access necessary resources. In many cases, the resulting buyer-supplier relationships last for decades; some might even become indispensable for one or both parties in achieving its desired business goals. These dependencies between organizations are ubiquitous. This book focuses on such instances, discussing them in a cumulative manner: It begins with an introduction of previous research on the issue, before empirically explaining the emergence of dependencies, their different forms of existence and management approaches as well as its development over time.

This book is of special interest for scholars focusing on dyadic partnerships within the domains of industrial marketing, supply chain management or strategic purchasing. Practitioners involved in managing long term buyer-supplier relationships in goods- as well as service-oriented industries might find it insightful as well.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

About the authors

Tobias Mandt published his work with Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag until 2018.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dependence in Buyer-Supplier Relationships
  • Authors Tobias Mandt
  • Series Title Edition KWV
  • Series Abbreviated Title Edition KWV
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-24251-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-24252-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag, Köln, 2018
  • Topics Business Strategy/Leadership
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