Understanding the concept of elasticity in supply chain relationships : an agency theory perspective

Zomorrodi, Maryam and Fayezi, Sajad 2011, Understanding the concept of elasticity in supply chain relationships : an agency theory perspective, Asian journal of management research, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 452-472.

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Title Understanding the concept of elasticity in supply chain relationships : an agency theory perspective
Alternative title Review : Understanding the concept of elasticity in supply chain relationships : an agency theory perspective
Author(s) Zomorrodi, Maryam
Fayezi, Sajad
Journal name Asian journal of management research
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 452
End page 472
Publisher Integrated Publishing Association
Place of publication Kangayam Erode District, India
Publication date 2011
ISSN 2229-3795
Keyword(s) Supply Chain Relationships
Relationship Elasticity
Flexibility
Tolerance Threshold
Business Uncertainty
Agency Theory
Summary The issue of flexibility in supply chains has been receiving heightened attention by scholars and practitioners especially as business environment becoming more turbulent and uncertain. Notwithstanding, one of the important aspects of flexibility – relationship flexibility – which has the potential to proliferate responsiveness and postpone bifurcation in buyer -supplier relationships has not been well understood and researched. Identifying this gap within the literature, this paper proposes a concept of elasticity as an important element of relationship flexibility in supply chains. It is argued that the tolerance threshold of coopering parties in presence of their sudden behaviour change will determine their state of relationship elasticity (i.e. elastic or inelastic). The theoretical development of this paper has been primarily based on review of the literature and insights from agency perspective. It is proposed that relationship governance mechanisms advocated by agency theory has the potential to influence elasticity status of principal agent relationships.
Language eng
Field of Research 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2010, All rights reserved Integrated Publishing association
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