They all contributed equally to the paper.
Concurrent sourcing, governance mechanisms, and performance outcomes in industrial value chains
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 35, Issue 8, pages 1164–1185, August 2014
How to Cite
Heide, J. B., Kumar, A. and Wathne, K. H. (2014), Concurrent sourcing, governance mechanisms, and performance outcomes in industrial value chains. Strat. Mgmt. J., 35: 1164–1185. doi: 10.1002/smj.2145
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 13 MAY 2013 12:22PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 6 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 AUG 2011
- relationship governance;
- concurrent sourcing
We examine transaction governance in the context of concurrent sourcing, where a manufacturer relies on sourcing from external suppliers and in-house production simultaneously. Our focus is on (1) a buyer's use of particular safeguards or governance mechanisms vis-à-vis an external supplier and (2) how the effects of these mechanisms on various performance outcomes are influenced by the joint presence of an internal manufacturing branch. We conduct two studies in the apparel industry and show that performance outcomes are a joint function of (1) the individual governance mechanisms that are deployed in a particular relationship and (2) the larger sourcing context (concurrent or singular). Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.