International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

Alliances, Logistics Barriers, and Strategic Actions in the People's Republic of China Members Only Content

Many U.S. multinational firms are attempting to establish supply chains in the People's Republic of China. In order to foster such development, many of these firms are developing strategic alliances with Chinese partner companies. U.S. multinational firms that have strategic alliances with Chinese partners were surveyed concerning the logistics barriers they have encountered and the strategic actions they have developed to overcome these barriers. The results of this research indicate that U.S. multinational firms have experienced a considerable number of barriers and have used various types of strategic actions to overcome these barriers.

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