A comparative analysis of EDI integration in US and Japanese automobile suppliers

Seiji Manabe, Kenzo Fujisue, Sam Kurokawa

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    Abstract

    This paper examines EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) integration in US and Japanese automobile suppliers. The paper constructs several hypotheses based on our literature survey, and tests these hypotheses in 76 US suppliers and 93 Japanese suppliers. Our study found that: Japanese firms were more likely to make relation-specific investments into their suppliers than the US firms were. Japanese firms were likely to receive parts from their suppliers more frequently than the US firms were. Japanese firms were more likely to schedule their production right before their actual production than the US firms were. US firms were more likely to emphasise expanding their transactional bases in using EDI than Japanese firms were. US firms were more likely to integrate their customers by EDI, while Japanese firms were more likely to integrate their suppliers by EDI. EDI integration had a positive impact on EDI effectiveness in the USA, while there was no such relationship between EDI integration and EDI effectiveness in Japan. Copyright © 2005 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)389-414
    Number of pages26
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
    Volume30
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2005 Jun 6

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    Keywords

    • Automobile suppliers
    • Automotive industry
    • Business-to-business electronic commerce
    • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
    • Technology adoption

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management Science and Operations Research

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    A comparative analysis of EDI integration in US and Japanese automobile suppliers. / Manabe, Seiji; Fujisue, Kenzo; Kurokawa, Sam.

    In: International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, 06.06.2005, p. 389-414.

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    Manabe, Seiji; Fujisue, Kenzo; Kurokawa, Sam / A comparative analysis of EDI integration in US and Japanese automobile suppliers.

    In: International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, 06.06.2005, p. 389-414.

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