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How do plural-sourcing firms make and buy the impact of supplier portfolio design

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This paper uses the notion of contracting strategy to advance research in plural sourcing. We develop and test a theoretical framework to explain how plural-sourcing firms strike the make-and-buy balance depending on their contracting strategy. The focal firm’s choice of a contracting strategy is associated with a specific supplier portfolio design, with a bargaining-based strategy resulting in many, narrowly capable suppliers with short tenure, and a relationship-based contracting strategy r...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1287/orsc.2016.1079

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Said Business School
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Novak Druce Center for Professional Service Firms More from this funder
Carlson School of Management More from this funder
Universitat Pompeu Fabra More from this funder
Publisher:
INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Publisher's website
Journal:
Organization Science Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
5
Pages:
1161 - 1182
Publication date:
2016-09-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-16
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ISSN:
1526-5455
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630067
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2016-06-28

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