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Drivers and patterns of supply chain collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry: A case study on SMEs in China

Drivers and patterns of supply chain collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry: A case study on SMEs in China

Huang, Lin, Lin, Yong, Ieromonachou, Petros, Zhou, Li and Luo, Jing (2015) Drivers and patterns of supply chain collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry: A case study on SMEs in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (7). pp. 23-29. ISSN 2327-5952 (Print), 2327-5960 (Online) (doi:10.4236/jss.2015.37004)

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Abstract

The objectives of this paper are to identify the supply chain collaboration models/patterns and its correspondent advantages on pharmaceutical supply chain. This paper aims to investigate how col-laborative activities could impact on the development of supply chain and industry. A case study methodology was adopted in this research, which involves pharmaceutical SMEs. The results indi-cate that collaborations are common in all phases of pharmaceutical supply chain, the different strength of barging power among collaborative partners will impact the advantages achieved at strategic, operational and political level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain collaboration, Pharmaceutical industry, SME, China
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 15:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14749

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