Buyer-Supplier Collaboration: Development and Testing of a New Scale for Measurement

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Buyer-Supplier Collaboration: Development and Testing of a New Scale for Measurement

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Issue No. 62 (June–August 2010)

This paper proposes a new scale to measure the level of collaboration between buyers and suppliers in a collaborative supply chain. An extensive survey of companies in Greece was conducted to obtain data to develop and test a collaboration measurement scale in which 15 of the major buyers of the retail sector evaluated their collaboration with 25 of their main suppliers. The survey results confirmed the reliability and validity of the proposed collaboration measures. The findings also showed that the measured level collaboration is positively associated with the satisfaction from collaboration.

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