NGUYEN THI THANH VAN
HO THANH PHONG
BUI THI THANH
|APPLYING RESOURCE DEPENDENCE THEORY AND NETWORK THEORY TO ANALYSIS OF RELATIONSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN LOGISTICS USERS AND PROVIDERS||Views: 595||Download|
This study adopts Resource Dependence Theory (RDT) and Network Theory (NT) to explore and measure the factors affecting the relationship quality (RQ) between logistics providers and logistics users in addition to considering the impact of RQ on firm performance. By using the survey data collected from 259 respondents who involved in logistics activities in Ho Chi Minh City from October to December 2015. Testing the conceptual model by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), we find that partner’s importance and network partner knowledge are positively associated with RQ. From the research findings, some recommendations are accordingly proposed.