Dependency, Resource Depth, and Supplier Performance During Industry Downturn

Item Type Journal paper

This paper examines the effects of supplier dependency and resource depth on the performance of telecommunications suppliers during an industry downturn. It is shown that the R&D carried out independently by a supplier relates positively to the technological depth of the supplier's offering, which is further positively linked to performance. In contrast, the dependency of a supplier shows a negative curvilinear relationship (inverted U) to performance. The research policy implication of our finding is that, in addition to collaborative R&D, a supplier should also be encouraged to initiate its own independent R&D in order to reduce the potential distress on the business during an industry downturn.

Authors Laamanen, Tomi
Journal or Publication Title Research Policy
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 1 March 2005
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Volume 34
Number 2
Page Range 125-140
Number of Pages 16
ISSN 0048-7333
ISSN-Digital 1873-7625
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.respol.2004.11.004
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Tomi Laamanen
Date Deposited 25 Jan 2013 15:58
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:15


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Laamanen, Tomi (2005) Dependency, Resource Depth, and Supplier Performance During Industry Downturn. Research Policy, 34 (2). 125-140. ISSN 0048-7333

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