How Do Plural-Sourcing Firms Make and Buy? The Impact of Supplier Portfolio Design
Organization Science, Volume 27, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 1161-1182.
This paper uses the notion of contracting strategy to advance research on 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 portfo...More
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