Relational stability and alliance performance in supply chain

Jie Yang, Jinjun Wang, Wing Yan Wong, Kee Hung Lai

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Drawing on the theories of social exchange and goal interdependence, this paper examines the antecedents of relational stability in supply chain alliances and if the stability affects alliance performance in supply chain in the context of manufacturing firms. The results show that both relational commitment and trust of supplier have positive effects on relational stability in supply chain alliance, which in turn positively affects the alliance performance. These results have important implications for researchers investigating the effectiveness of supply chain alliances as well as practitioners seeking to improve alliance performance in supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-608
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Buyer-supplier relationship
  • Relational capital
  • Relational commitment
  • Relational stability
  • Supply chain alliances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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