Are supply-chain relationships more influenced by buyer-supplier relationships or the business environment of the country itself? Evidence from the 'China-Australia' trading relationship

Collins, Ray, Sun, Ximing and Li, Chong Guang (2012) Are supply-chain relationships more influenced by buyer-supplier relationships or the business environment of the country itself? Evidence from the 'China-Australia' trading relationship. Asia Pacific Business Review, 18 3: 391-405.


Author Collins, Ray
Sun, Ximing
Li, Chong Guang
Title Are supply-chain relationships more influenced by buyer-supplier relationships or the business environment of the country itself? Evidence from the 'China-Australia' trading relationship
Journal name Asia Pacific Business Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-2381
1743-792X
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13602381.2011.624359
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 391
End page 405
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract In doing business with China, poor supply chain performance is reported as being caused by either poor relationships between firms in China or the business environment in which firms in China have to operate. This research paper explores the relative importance of these two factors for food supply chains from Australia to China. Results are based on surveys of 84 importers, wholesalers and retailers in China and 22 Australian exporters and wholesalers. They show that the country itself had a greater influence than firm to firm relationships. Firms exporting food to China should therefore keep supply chains as short as possible to minimize the uncertainties associated with the business environment.
Keyword Australia
China
Food chains
Relationship of firms
Supply chain management
Whole chain performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 04 Nov 2011

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