Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence

Conceptual Model for Effects of the Buyer Supplier Relationship, Purchasing Process, and Measures of Performance in Supply Chains

Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence

Received On : 10 December 2021

Revised On : 08 March 2022

Accepted On : 12 April 2022

Published On : 05 July 2022

Volume 02, Issue 03

Pages :142-152


Research into improving performance of supply chains is a dynamic field. As a result of the unpredictability of today's economic environment, a growing number of firms are looking for methods of improving performance indicators and exerting tighter management over their operations. The purchasing process and the buyer-supplier relationships are two aspects of modern retail supply chains that will be studied in depth, along with the contextual reasons that have led to their development in this particular cultural setting. The key objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to find the antecedents associated to each determinant; (2) to define the determinants themselves; and (3) to offer the conceptual model for this specific setting. This study contributes by developing an applicable conceptual framework for performance of supply chains for the preponderance of SMEs in China.


Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Large Enterprises (LEs)

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Oliver Yue, “Conceptual Model for Effects of the Buyer Supplier Relationship, Purchasing Process, and Measures of Performance in Supply Chains”, Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence, vol.2, no.3, pp.142-152, July 2022. doi: 10.53759/5181/JEBI202202015.


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