Knowledge transfer: The facilitating attributes in supply chain partnerships

Qile He, David Gallear, Abby Ghobadian

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This article examines the operational characteristics of supply-chain partnerships and identifies the relational attributes that cultivate knowledge transfer in such partnerships. A set of theoretical propositions are developed. A case study of a computer manufacturer's supply chain was conducted to examine their validity. The findings support the view that trust, commitment, interdependence, shared meaning, and balanced power facilitate knowledge transfer in supply-chain partnerships, and that knowledge transfer should be treated as a dynamic multistage process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages13
JournalInformation Systems Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2011


  • supply-chain partnership
  • transactional relationships
  • knowledge transfer
  • theoretical propositions
  • case study


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