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2013, vol. 37, iss. 1, pp. 241-256
Analysis of the relationships between supply chain participants in southeastern Serbia
Univeristy of Niš, Faculty of Economy

emailaleksandra.andjelkovic@eknfak.ni.ac.rs
Project:
Improving competitiveness of public and private sector by networking competences in the process of european integrations of Serbia (MESTD - 179066)

Abstract
Supply chains consist of a large number of different partners whose goals may vary. Establishing trust and respect among all partners included in the supply chain is crucial for its survival and development. Accordingly, networking/connecting of companies without prior establishment of long-term relationships is not very effective. In this paper, the authors attempt to analyze the relationships between supply chain participants in southeastern Serbia. The authors used factor analysis as a method of multivariate analysis. Assuming that the relationships among supply chain partners influence the performance of the supply chain as a whole, the authors tested a hypothesis that establishing a relationship is determined by the size of the companies, as certain partners can become dominant. In addition, based on the assumption that the relationships between supply chain partners are based on the power principle, and according to the research results, the authors concluded that the levels of satisfaction among participants of the supply chain vary and that a change in the manner these relationships are established would yield a positive effect for both the supply chain and its members.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published in SCIndeks: 02/09/2013