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Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship capability development: A relational framework and visualization methodology

Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship capability development: A relational framework and visualization methodology
Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship capability development: A relational framework and visualization methodology
Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship (SBSR) capability is a dynamic or relational capability that is considered as the key condition for achieving sustainable competitive advantage through both the buyer and its suppliers investing their heterogeneous resources. To accurately measure and develop the buyer-supplier relationship capability from the sustainability perspective, this study first proposes an effective evaluation framework based on the relational view and triple-bottom-line approach. This framework is characterized by the fact that the SBSR is a relational capability from economic, environmental and social perspectives. Then, this study develops a novel visualization method based on DEMATEL and an advanced radar chart to evaluate the level of current SBSR capability and to identify development strategies for future SBSR capability. An empirical case evaluation of the framework from both buyer and supplier perspectives is completed with the aid of the visualization method in the textile industry of Pakistan. The results can help managers of both buyers and suppliers to easily identify the advantages and disadvantages of, and the development strategies for, each SBSR.
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Bai, Chunguang
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Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov
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Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed
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Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed
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Bai, Chunguang, Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov, Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed and Vazquez-Brust, Diego (2021) Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship capability development: A relational framework and visualization methodology. Annals of Operations Research, 304, 1–34. (doi:10.1007/s10479-021-04090-4).

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Sustainable buyer-supplier relationship (SBSR) capability is a dynamic or relational capability that is considered as the key condition for achieving sustainable competitive advantage through both the buyer and its suppliers investing their heterogeneous resources. To accurately measure and develop the buyer-supplier relationship capability from the sustainability perspective, this study first proposes an effective evaluation framework based on the relational view and triple-bottom-line approach. This framework is characterized by the fact that the SBSR is a relational capability from economic, environmental and social perspectives. Then, this study develops a novel visualization method based on DEMATEL and an advanced radar chart to evaluate the level of current SBSR capability and to identify development strategies for future SBSR capability. An empirical case evaluation of the framework from both buyer and supplier perspectives is completed with the aid of the visualization method in the textile industry of Pakistan. The results can help managers of both buyers and suppliers to easily identify the advantages and disadvantages of, and the development strategies for, each SBSR.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 April 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 May 2021
Published date: 1 September 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 448791
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/448791
ISSN: 0254-5330
PURE UUID: 86f1ec73-69e9-4ad2-95d4-12950053a8c6
ORCID for Simonov Kusi-Sarpong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-2518

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Date deposited: 05 May 2021 16:56
Last modified: 18 May 2022 04:01

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Author: Chunguang Bai
Author: Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan
Author: Diego Vazquez-Brust

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