Environmental uncertainty and interorganizational information sharing: Accommodating manufacturer and supplier perspectives

kyung kyu Kim, Sung Yul Ryoo, Ho Lee

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The relationship between environmental uncertainty (EU) and interorganizational information sharing (IIS) remains equivocal. Existing research has investigated the phenomenon from only one partner’s perspective, based on either resource dependence theory (RDT) or transaction cost economics (TCE). This study assesses the relative strengths of RDT and TCE simultaneously by accommodating both partners’ perspectives in the same dyad. Our results show that TCE has greater explanatory power for the manufacturer position, but not for the supplier. Supplier EU does not influence supplier information sharing. RDT arguments are not fully supported for the whole paths. Interestingly, supplier EU influences joint dependence negatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1502
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Development
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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