Manufacturer Competition and Subsidies to Suppliers



Dealing with risky suppliers is a part of everyday business for manufacturers. For example, the domestic automotive supply industry has faced numerous hardships as some of its largest firms have flirted with bankruptcy, or have been subsumed by Chap 11 over the past few years. Nearly 30% of the pre-existing North American automotive supply base had filed for bankruptcy by the end of 2008. Half are predicted to file for bankruptcy before the end of 2010.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam A. Wadecki
    • 1
  • Volodymyr Babich
    • 2
  • Owen Q. Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial and Operations EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.McDonough School of BusinessGeorgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Ross School of BusinessUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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