Interorganizational information systems asymmetry and supply chain performance

Kyung Kyu Kim, Ho Lee, Young Jin Park

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Abstract

Inter-organizational information systems (IOS) have been proposed as a way to mitigate the agency problems of information asymmetry, i.e., adverse selection and moral hazard. By introducing a new concept of IOS asymmetry, the imbalance in IOS visibility between the buyer and the supplier, this study asserts that IOS may not mitigate the problems of information asymmetry. Instead, IOS may consolidate the asymmetric relationship, reflecting the power asymmetry in a supply channel. IOS can change the nature of information asymmetry from supplier(agent)-advantage asymmetric information structure to manufacturer(buyer) advantage asymmetric information structure. Such IOS asymmetry leads to suboptimal SC performance due to the lack of information sharing from the supplier's perspectives. In addition, this study identifies antecedents of IOS asymmetry such as inter-organizational trust, strategic importance, joint governance structure, environmental uncertainty, and inter-organizational dependence, based on two competing theories of interorganizational relationships, i.e., resource dependence theory and relational view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011
Pages388-393
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 23
Event5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011 - Macau, Macao
Duration: 2011 Oct 242011 Oct 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011
Volume2

Other

Other5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011
CountryMacao
CityMacau
Period11/10/2411/10/26

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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Kim, K. K., Lee, H., & Park, Y. J. (2011). Interorganizational information systems asymmetry and supply chain performance. In Proceedings - 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011 (pp. 388-393). [6093460] (Proceedings - 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011; Vol. 2).