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"Electronic Procurement networks and Parts Transaction Systems: A Case of the Automobile Industry"(in Japanese)

  • Je-Wheon Oh

    (Department of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Takahiro Fujimoto

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

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    Inter-firm information systems in the automobile industry have evolved from firm-specific networks to industrial standard networks and further to internet. This paper examines how electronic parts procurement systems in the automobile industry affected its patterns of inter-firm transactions through empirical studies on information networks, transaction systems, and architectural characteristics of automobile parts. We argue that choice of a certain parts transaction system tends to affect choice of the mode of information system that might best fit the transaction information between the firms. Conversely, once a particular type of information is chosen, the mode of information exchanges, patterns of competitions between suppliers and transaction systems would also be changed. In this way, inter-firm information systems, transaction patterns, and architectures of the pars co-evolve through dynamic interactions among them.

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    Paper provided by CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo in its series CIRJE J-Series with number CIRJE-J-44.

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    Length: 52 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:tky:jseres:2001cj44
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