New technology adoption in developing countries:the role of buyer-supplier relationships


Developing countries depend on foreign providers to ensure successful adoption of new technology. This paper investigates the role of buyer-supplier relationships (BSR) in technology adoption using a survey of 147 Malaysian firms. In particular the authors examined the impact on performance of different patterns of buyer-supplier relationship. Results show that firms demonstrating closer relationships with their suppliers are more likely to achieve higher levels of performance than those that do not. There are also insights that are especially pertinent to an improved understanding of buyersupplier relationships in the procurement of capital equipment, about which the current research literature is limited.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Event Title: AFBE International Conference in Contemporary Issues in Doing Business in Asia
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2008-12-03 - 2008-12-04
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced manufacturing technology,buyer-supplier relationships,technology implementation,performance
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2008
Authors: Abd Rahman, Azmawani
Bennett, David ( 0000-0003-1480-8652)

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