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Extended Enterprise, The: Gaining Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Supply Chains by Robert E. Spekman, Edward W. Davis

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Chapter 4. Developing Extended Enterprise Thinking

In this chapter, you consider the model for the extended enterprise by examining in greater detail the set of characteristics and factors that distinguish the extended enterprise from other supply-chain relationships. Few companies currently exemplify the extended enterprise because these networks are just now on the horizon. In addition, not every company will embrace its tenets or be convinced that the advantages are worth the perceived loss of control or loss of independence that a firm must sacrifice.

In Chapter 2, you first explored the notion of the extended enterprise and traced its development from an historical perspective. Figure 4.1 shows how the idea of the extended enterprise has emerged ...

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