JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, vol.14, no.5, pp.337-355, 1997 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
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Notwithstanding the alleged risks of outsourcing design work, leading manufacturers in the Japanese automotive industry collaborate closely with their key suppliers. Despite widespread recognition of the effectiveness of these close-knit supplier networks, however, little research exists on the factors that affect the purchase of design work from suppliers.