Handbook of Management Scales/Dependence
Dependence (alpha = 0.90)
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.
- 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).