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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 660-668
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.660.668
 
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Buyer-Supplier Relationship in Tourism Supply Chains: A Research in Cappadocia Region in Turkey
Arzum Buyukkeklik, Buket Ozoglu and Ebru Kemer

Abstract:
Supply chain management provides some benefits to businesses like high speed, high quality, low costs and short cycle times. Because of this advantages it is discussed and researched intensively day by day. Most of this researchs are about manufacturing sector. The studies about tourism which is a part of the service sector, is very limited. The aim of this study is to investigate hotels’ buyer-supplier relationships within the tourism supply chain management. The population of the study is determined as hotels with a business document in the Cappadocia Region in Turkey. Research data are collected by face-to-face interviews from top managers of businesses and/or from the managers responsible for purchasing. Within this research, exploratory factor analysis was used in determining the dimensions of the buyer-supplier relationship and difference analysis was used for determining differences in terms of business properties. According to research findings, buyer-supplier relationship has a five dimensional structure which consists of information sharing, strategic cooperation, communication, information flows quality and confidence. In addition, it is determined that only communication and confidence dimensions is different in terms of business properties.
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Arzum Buyukkeklik, Buket Ozoglu and Ebru Kemer, 2014. Buyer-Supplier Relationship in Tourism Supply Chains: A Research in Cappadocia Region in Turkey. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 660-668.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.660.668

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.660.668

 
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