Networking activities in supply networks

Thomas Johnsen, Finn Wynstra, Jurong Zheng, Christine Harland, Richard Lamming

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The paper traces the origin of the concept of supply networks and focuses on nine different networking activities related to the process of establishing and operating supply networks. These activities are associated with the linking of activities, tying of resources and bonding of actors. Findings from two extensive case studies of supply networks are discussed, focusing on the process of networking in a series of relationships in a set of supply chains constituting each network. The findings reveal some important links between individual activities i.e. specific networking activities that appear to be mutually supportive. Furthermore, positive and negative connections between activities performed in different relationships within each supply network i.e. network effects, are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-181
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Strategic Marketing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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