Vertical integration and information sharing — an empirical investigation in the German apparel industry

Goebel, Christoph; Krasnova, Hanna; Syllwasschy, Henning; Günther, Oliver (25 February 2009). Vertical integration and information sharing — an empirical investigation in the German apparel industry. In: 9th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2009) 1 (pp. 399-408). Wien: Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft

[img]
Preview
Text
47457.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (115kB) | Preview

Despite the astounding success of the fast fashion retailers, the management practices leading to these results have not been subject to extensive research so far. Given this background, we analyze the impact of information sharing and vertical integration on the performance of 51 German apparel companies. We find that the positive impact of vertical integration is mediated by information sharing, i.e. that the ability to improve the information flow is a key success factor of vertically integrated apparel supply chains. Thus, the success of an expansion strategy based on vertical integration critically depends on effective ways to share logistical information.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Krasnova, Hanna

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

ISBN 978-3-85403-246-5 (Band 1)

Publisher:

Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rahel Winkelmann

Date Deposited:

28 May 2014 13:42

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2014 19:13

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.47457

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/47457

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback