GBRCニュース   2003.02.03


Annals of Business Administrative Science

                  Vol.2, No.1 発行!!


1月25日にAnnals of Business Administrative Science, Vol.2, No.1が発行さ




Yoshinori KONNO

"Suppliers' Performance and Parts Transactions with Customers"

  This paper investigates the relationship between suppliers'

performance and their parts transactions with customers in Japanese

automobile industry. We generate a hypothesis focusing on supplier's

learning processes, and test it using Japanese auto parts transactions

data set during the period 1993-99. Results show that suppliers who

prove important to the main customer at the same time maintaining

business relationship with numbers of other customers, tend to surpass

other suppliers in their performance. In other words, we find how

important it is for suppliers to build stable business tie with the main

customer and broaden relationship with other various customers.

Keyword: Japanese automobile industry, parts transaction, supplier's

learning process



"Inferring Competitors' Intention: Using Content Analysis and Product

Concept Trajectory"

  Content analysis proves to be very useful in inferring the intention

among competing firms. Content analysis is the systematic and replicable

examination of symbols of communication. Like individuals, firms render

messages outside of themselves. Their daily activities are, so to speak,

communications process. Therefore researchers are able to apply content

analysis to the exploration of firms' behavior. This paper will take up,

as one of these cases, new products news releases made by inkjet printer

makers. Through the analysis, the product concept trajectory is

developed. These depicted trajectories show us the intention of

competing firms.

Keyword: content analysis, news release, inference of intention



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