Paper info: ADAPTATION THROUGH COOPERATION IN A SUPPLY NETWORK
ADAPTATION THROUGH COOPERATION IN A SUPPLY NETWORK
Hanken School of Economics
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 17th IMP-conference in Oslo, Norway in 2001.
The paper is focusing on adaptive and cooperative behaviour, which takes place in a supplynetwork. The author seeks to describe motives and outcomes of the adaptation process. Thearticle is based on a case with 10 suppliers, which together take the initiative and starts acalibration laboratory in order to meet the dimensional specifications and qualityrequirements set by the focal buyer. The suppliers adapt and cooperate by developing theirproduction process to achieve a common goal, i.e. to improve the quality of produced goods.