Impact of Inter-firm Collaboration on Firm Performance: Comparison from the Perspective of Different Supply Chain Members


Many studies have examined the antecedents to and impacts of inter-firm collaboration, however a comparison from the perspective of different supply chain members has seldom been considered. Hence, this study aims to advance the understanding of collaboration by comparing three perspectives on such collaboration. A meta review of the literature reveals that four key constructs, namely trust, transaction cost, collaboration and performance, are to be included in one model. Data from 339 firms were analysed in a Regression and a Structural Equation Model. This paper show that firms with different supply chain roles experience different drivers and benefits of inter-firm collaboration.

4th World Production and Operations Management Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, 1st - 5th, 10 pages