1月25日にAnnals of Business Administrative Science, Vol.2, No.1が発行さ
"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
"Inferring Competitors' Intention: Using Content Analysis and Product
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
Keyword: content analysis, news release, inference of intention