In-house production versus specific forms of supplier governance: Testing predictions of the global value chains model

Type de publication:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 17, Number 1, p.26-50 (2017)

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85013276232&doi=10.1504%2fIJATM.2017.082277&partnerID=40&md5=d4e8cec9c625a66c949d3d204a38fd5d

Résumé:

Carmakers interact in their supply chain with virtually all manufacturing industries. Using a novel dataset on sourcing transactions that contains links between buyers and suppliers for sourcing contracts of individual components, we show that multiple forms of relationship governance can coexist within a single industry. We first show that three characteristics of transactions that have been used to rationalise observed sourcing patterns in the global value chains (GVC) literature - complexity, codifiability and supplier capability - also predict whether components are outsourced or not. More importantly, the same characteristics help explain how carmakers choose to structure supply relationships differently depending on the situation. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.