Opportunities for Enhancing Buyer-Supplier Relationship: Inspirations from the Natural World

Sukrit Pal

Michigan State University

I am a first year PhD student at Michigan State University who is trying to soak all the learnings coming in his way and to explore the complex academic domain of Supply chain Management. I am very excited about the prospect of being a operations management researcher and am currently learning the art of theorizing. My field of interest is Supply Chain Networks and complex adaptive systems. The interactions in the natural world always fascinated me and in this article I have tried to import some inspiration from the natural systems in the business literature.


Though the firms in a supply chain realize the importance of effective coordination and collaboration often times their relationship with their suppliers fail to be productive. In this study we try to identify some of the... [ view full abstract ]


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