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系統識別號 U0026-0812200915251132
論文名稱(中文) Examining the Impact of the Level of Trust, Asset Specificity, and Environmental Uncertainty Towards Level of Collaborative Processes: A Study of Manufacturing Firms in Taiwan
論文名稱(英文) Examining the Impact of the Level of Trust, Asset Specificity, and Environmental Uncertainty Towards Level of Collaborative Processes: A Study of Manufacturing Firms in Taiwan
校院名稱 成功大學
系所名稱(中) 國際經營管理研究所碩士班
系所名稱(英) Institute of International Management (IIMBA--Master)
學年度 97
學期 2
出版年 98
研究生(中文) 謝慕達
研究生(英文) Claude Mortel
電子信箱 ra696720@mail.ncku.edu.tw
學號 ra696720
學位類別 碩士
語文別 英文
論文頁數 88頁
口試委員 口試委員-陳正忠
召集委員-林清河
指導教授-鄭至甫
中文關鍵字 none 
英文關鍵字 Environmental Uncertainty  Trust  Collaborative Processes  Asset Specificity 
學科別分類
中文摘要 none
英文摘要 This study empirically examines the impact of Trust, Asset Specificity, and Environmental Uncertainty on the level of Collaborative Processes practiced by manufacturing firms in Taiwan with their suppliers.
Based on the data collected from 132 respondents, structural equation model analysis was used to test the factors impacting level of Collaborative Processes, as well as the impact of Environmental Uncertainty on Asset Specificity, and finally the impact of Asset Specificity on Trust. It is found that Trust, Asset Specificity, and Environmental Uncertainty all positively affect the level of Collaborative Processes practiced by the firms with their suppliers. In addition, the results also show that Environmental Uncertainty positively affects Asset Specificity. Finally, it is observed that Asset Specificity positively impacts Trust of a firm in its supplier.
論文目次 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I
ABSTRACT II
TABLE OF CONTENTS III
LIST OF TABLES VI
LIST OF FIGURES VII
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Research Background and Motivation. 1
1.2 Research Objectives. 3
1.3 Research Procedure. 4
1.4 Research Structure. 5
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 7
2.1 Definition of Relevant Research Constructs. 7
2.1.1 Asset Specificity. 7
2.1.2 Trust. 9
2.1.3 Environmental Uncertainty. 10
2.1.4 Collaborative Processes. 12
2.2 Related Theories. 15
2.2.1 Transaction Cost Economics/Transaction Cost Theory (TCE/TCT). 15
2.2.2 Relational Exchange Theory (RET). 17
2.3 Relationships between Research Constructs. 17
2.3.1 The Interrelation of Asset Specificity and Trust. 17
2.3.2 The Interrelation between Trust and Collaborative Processes. 18
2.3.3 The Interrelation between Asset Specificity and Collaborative Processes. 19
2.3.4 The Interrelation between Environmental Uncertainty and Asset Specificity. 20
2.3.5 The Interrelation between Environmental Uncertainty and Collaborative Processes. 22
CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY 24
3.1 Conceptual Framework. 24
3.2 Hypotheses to be Tested. 25
3.3 Construct Measurements. 25
3.3.1 Trust. 25
3.3.2 Asset Specificity. 26
3.3.3 Environmental Uncertainty. 27
3.3.4 Collaborative Processes. 29
3.3.5 Length of Relation with Supplier. 31
3.3.6 The Information of the Respondents. 32
3.4 Research Design. 32
3.5 Data Analysis. 33
3.5.1 Descriptive Statistics Analysis. 33
3.5.2 Purification and Reliability of the Measurement Variables. 34
3.5.3 Structural Equation Model (SEM). 35
CHAPTER FOUR RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND RESULTS 37
4.1 Descriptive Statistics. 37
4.1.1 Data Collection. 37
4.1.2 Characteristics of Respondents. 38
4.1.3 Measurement Results for Relevant Research Variables. 39
4.3 Factor Analysis and Reliability Test. 44
4.3.1 Trust. 44
4.3.2 Asset Specificity. 46
4.3.3 Environmental Uncertainty. 48
4.3.4 Collaborative Processes. 50
4.4 Testing the Full Model using Structural Equation Model. 54
CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS 63
5.1 Discussion of Research Findings. 63
5.2 Managerial Implications. 66
5.3 Research Limitations and Suggestions. 68
REFERENCES 70
APPENDICES 76
Appendix 1: Cover Letter (English) 77
Appendix 2: Cover Letter (Chinese) 78
Appendix 3: Questionnaire (English) 79
Appendix 4: Questionnaire (Chinese) 84
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