References and Links

Books and journal articles

Appleyard, M. M. (2003). The influence of knowledge accumulation on buyer-supplier codevelopment projects. Journal of Product Innovation Management 20(5):356–373.

Clark, K. B. (1989). Project scope and project performance: the effect of parts strategy and supplier involvement on product development. Management Science 35(10):1247–1263.

Clark, K. B., and Fujimoto. T. (1991) Product Development Performance: Strategy, Organization, and Management in the World Auto Industry. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Cousins, P. D., Handfield, R. B., Lawson, B., and Petersen, K. J. (2006). Creating supply chain relational capital: The impact of formal and informal socialization processes. Journal of Operations Management 24(6):851-863.

Cousins, P. D. Lamming, R. Lawson, B. and Squire, B. (2008) Strategy Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice, Financial Times Prentice Hall: Harlow. 

Cousins, P.D., and Lawson, B. (2007). The effect of socialization mechanisms and performance measurement on supplier integration in new product development. British Journal of Management 18(3):311-326.

Dyer, J. H., and Nobeoka, K. (2000). Creating and managing a high-performance knowledge-sharing network: the Toyota case. Strategic Management Journal 21(3):345–356.

Dyer, J. H. (1996). Specialized supplier networks as a source of competitive advantage: Evidence from the auto industry. Strategic Management Journal 17(4):271–292.

Dyer, J. H., and Singh, H. (1998). The relational view: Cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage. Academy of Management Review 23(4):660–679.

Handfield, R.B., Ragatz, G.L., Petersen, K.J., and Monczka, R.M. (1999). Involving suppliers in new product development. California Management Review 42(1):59–82.

Handfield, R. B., and Bechtel, C. (2002). The role of trust and relationship structure in improving supply chain responsiveness. Industrial Marketing Management 31(4):367-382.

Hartley, J.L., Zirger, B.J., and Kamath, R.R. (1997). Managing the buyer–supplier interface for on-time performance in product development. Journal of Operations Management 15(1):57–70.

Krause, D. R., Handfield, R. B., and Tyler, B. B. (2007). The relationships between supplier development, commitment, social capital accumulation and performance improvement. Journal of Operations Management 25(2):528-545.

LaBahn, D. W., and Krapfel, R. (2000). Early supplier involvement in customer new product development: A contingency model of component supplier intentions. Journal of Business Research 47(3):173-190.

Lawson, B., Cousins, P.D., Petersen, K.J. & Handfield, R.B. (2008). “Knowledge sharing in inter-organizational product development teams: The effect of formal and informal socialization processes”. Journal of Product Innovation Management, In Press

Lawson, B., Cousins, P.D., Petersen, K.J. & Handfield, R.B. (2008). “Strategic purchasing, supply management practices and buyer performance improvement: An empirical study of UK manufacturing organizations”. International Journal of Production Research, In Press

Lawson, B., Tyler, B.B & Cousins, P.D. (2008). “Antecedents and consequences of social capital on buyer performance improvement”. Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 26(3): 446-460

Handfield, R.B. & Lawson, B. (2007). “Supplier integration into new product development”. Research Technology Management, Vol. 50(5): 44-51

Liker, J. K., Kamath, R. R., S., Wastia, S. N., and Nagamachi, M. (1996). Supplier involvement in automotive component design: are there really large US Japan differences? Research Policy 25(1):59-89.

Marsh, S. J., and Stock, G. N. (2003). Building dynamic capabilities in new product development through intertemporal integration. Journal of Product Innovation Management 20(2):136–148.

McGinnis, M. A., and Vallopra, R. M. (1999). Purchasing and supplier involvement: issues and insights regarding new product success. Journal of Supply Chain Management 35(3):4–15.

Mohr, J., and Spekman, R. (1994). Characteristics of partnership success. Strategic Management Journal 15(2):135–152.

Monczka, R. M., Petersen, K. J., Handfield, R. B., and Ragatz, G. L. (1998). Success factors in strategic supplier alliances: The buying company perspective. Decision Sciences 29(3):553–577.

Monczka, R., Handfield, D., Frayer, G., Ragatz, G. L. and Scannell, T. (2000). New product development: supplier integration strategies for success. Milwaukee: ASQ Press.

Petersen, K. J., Handfield, R. B., and Ragatz, G. L. (2003). A model of supplier integration into new product development. Journal of Product Innovation Management 20(4):284–299.

Primo, M., and Amundson, S. (2002). An exploratory study of the effects of supplier relationships on new product development outcomes. Journal of Operations Management 20(1):33-52.

Ragatz, G.L., Handfield, R.B., and Scannell, T.V. (1997). Success factors for integrating suppliers into new product development. Journal of Product Innovation Management 14(3):190–202.

Ragatz, G. L., Handfield, R. B., and Petersen, K. J. (2002). Benefits associated with supplier integration into new product development under conditions of technology uncertainty. Journal of Business Research 55(5):389-400.

Sako, M. (1990). Prices, quality and trust: Inter-firm relations in Britain and Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Swink, M. (1999). Threats to new product manufacturability and the effects of development team integration processes. Journal of Operations Management 17(6):691-709.

Takeishi, A. (2001). Bridging inter- and intra-firm boundaries: management of supplier involvement in automobile product development. Strategic Management Journal 22(5): 403-433.

Womack, J.P., Jones, D. T. and Roos, D. (1991) The Machine that Changed the World: The Story of Lean Pro-duction. HarperCollins: New York.

News articles

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Academic journals

Harvard Business Review

Journal of Operations Management

Decision Science Journal

Journal of Product Innovation Management

Journal of Supply Chain Management

Strategic Management Journal

International Journal of Operations and Production Management

International Journal of Production Research

British Journal of Management

R&D Management Journal

Supply Chain Management: an international journal

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

International Journal of Production Economics


Academic links

Operations and Supply Chain Management Research (O.S.C.M.R.)

Queen’s University Management School (Queen’s University Belfast)

Judge Business School (at the University of Cambridge)

Dr Benn Lawson research profile

Dr Antony Potter research profile

Supply Chain Management Research Group (SCMRG) at the Manchester Business School

Decision Science Institute

British Academy of Management

Irish Academy of Management

European Operations Management Association


Industry links

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)