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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(3): 370-376 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.212

The Effect of Cooperation-Strategy Fit on the Performance of Subcontractors-Focused on Samsung Electronics’ Subcontractors

Min-Jae Kim, Jeongki Lee, and Jun-Young Park
Abstract—This study examines the effects of the relationships between cooperative relationships and competitive strategies in domestic companies, as well as of such cooperation-competitive strategic fit, on subcontractors. Toward this end, 90 primary subcontractors of Samsung Electronics were examined based on hypotheses. The findings of this study revealed that primary subcontractors of Samsung Electronics, similarly to the predict-tion of the contingency theory, adopted competitive strategies fit for their cooperative relationships. Also, compared with low-performance groups, high-performance groups had higher levels of cooperative relationship-competitive strategy fit. These findings imply that the cooperative relationship-competitive strategy fit has positive effects on corporate performance. Thus it is argued that for subcontractors, their cooperation with their principal contractor companies have important effects on their competitive strategy and on their business performance.

Index Terms—Strategy fit, competitive strategy, intensity of cooperation, and quality of cooperation

The authors are with Kyungpook National University, Daehak-ro, buk-gu, Daegu, South of Korea (e-mail: ahsimsim@naver.com, knu06@knu.ac.kr, junyounggs@naver.com).

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Cite: Min-Jae Kim, Jeongki Lee, and Jun-Young Park, "The Effect of Cooperation-Strategy Fit on the Performance of Subcontractors-Focused on Samsung Electronics’ Subcontractors," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 370-376, 2015.

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