Establishing trust across organizational boundaries is critical to achieve supply chain effectiveness. We focus on the impact the interdependence structure of supply chain alliance networks exerts on inter-organizational trust across the network. We draw on previous literature on complex systems to model supply chain alliance networks in terms of ten different interdependence patterns (i.e., random; small-world; local; block-diagonal; preferential attachment; scale free, centralized; dependent; hierarchical; and diagonal). Then, we employ the NK model to compare the ten structures in terms of the risk of opportunistic behaviors by the participating organizations. Results show that the centralized structure is associated with the highest level of opportunism (i.e. lowest level of trust), whereas the dependent structure is associated with the lowest level of opportunism (i.e., highest level of trust).

Capaldo, A., Giannoccaro, I., The impact of interaction patterns on trust in supply chain networks, Selected paper, in 30th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Internatinal Conference., (Rome, 12-15 September 2010), Strategic Management Society, Rome 2010: 1-28 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/6642]

The impact of interaction patterns on trust in supply chain networks

Capaldo, Antonio;
2010

Abstract

Establishing trust across organizational boundaries is critical to achieve supply chain effectiveness. We focus on the impact the interdependence structure of supply chain alliance networks exerts on inter-organizational trust across the network. We draw on previous literature on complex systems to model supply chain alliance networks in terms of ten different interdependence patterns (i.e., random; small-world; local; block-diagonal; preferential attachment; scale free, centralized; dependent; hierarchical; and diagonal). Then, we employ the NK model to compare the ten structures in terms of the risk of opportunistic behaviors by the participating organizations. Results show that the centralized structure is associated with the highest level of opportunism (i.e. lowest level of trust), whereas the dependent structure is associated with the lowest level of opportunism (i.e., highest level of trust).
Inglese
30th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Internatinal Conference.
30th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Internatinal Conference.
Rome
Selected paper
12-set-2010
15-set-2010
Capaldo, A., Giannoccaro, I., The impact of interaction patterns on trust in supply chain networks, Selected paper, in 30th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Internatinal Conference., (Rome, 12-15 September 2010), Strategic Management Society, Rome 2010: 1-28 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/6642]
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