A Relational Framework for Collaboration in Temporal Supply Chain Contexts

Yasmine Sabri, Matteo Bravi, Guido J.L. Micheli, Enrico Cagno

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished Conference Paperpeer-review


The present research investigates the relevance of the relational view enablers and barriers in temporal supply chain contexts. Applying a multiple case study approach situated in industrial projects environment in Italy, this paper develops a relational framework for supplier horizontal collaboration. The findings reveal that, in temporal contexts, the most adopted enabler to co-generate competitive advantage is investing in partnership-exclusive assets whilst other enablers have less importance. Asset interconnectedness and resource indivisibility are two barriers found to be insignificant to co-generation of competitive advantage in temporal contexts, whilst partner scarcity and governance institutional environment can greatly deter horizontal collaboration efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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