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DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2021.9.1
JEL: D02, L14

Appropriation of the network rent in a triadic supply chain

Most often, the contemporary supply chains are nowadays analyzed from the perspective of triadic arrangements, which brings an understanding of the complexity and dynamics of changes in inter-organizational structures. In this paper, the structural hole and closure as two basic forms of triads are depicted to elaborate on the emergence of network rent in supply chains, as the uneven distribution of network rent derived from the inter-organizational structures is still a vital issue. The goal of this paper is thus to identify and explain the phenomenon of network rent appropriation in triadic supply chains. Likewise, the paper seeks to recognize the possibility of estimating network rent in supply chains.

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Keywords: network rent; relational rent; triad; structural hole; closure



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