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An investigation of relationship learning in cross-border buyer–supplier relationships: The role of trust

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  • Liu, C.-L.E.
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    This paper investigates the factors influencing relationship learning in cross-border buyer–supplier relationships. A conceptual model is developed by integrating organizational learning theory, relational governance and the resource-based view. Based on a cross-sectional sample of 160 firms in the information technology industry and a structural equation model, the findings show that learning intent, absorptive capacity and cross-cultural differences influence relationship learning. This study further addresses the moderating effects of trust.

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    Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 311-327

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    Keywords: Absorptive capacity; Cross-cultural difference; Learning intent; Relationship learning; Relationship performance; Trust;

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