Handbook of Management Scales/Dependence

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Dependence (alpha = 0.90)[edit]

Items[edit]

Please indicate your opinion on the following statements referring to the relationship with this supplier (1: strongly disagree - 5: strongly agree):

  • If our relationship with this supplier had been discontinued, we would have had difficulty achieving our goals.
  • It would have been difficult for us to replace this supplier.
  • We were quite dependent on this supplier.
  • We did not have a good alternative to this supplier.

Source[edit]

  • Bode et al. (2011): Understanding responses to supply chain disruptions: Insights from information processing and resource dependence perspectives. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 54. Previously used in: Jap/Ganesan (2000).