This paper draws on the resource dependence theory to examine the relationship between internal/external diffusion and performance improvement in a supply chain. The results from survey of 375 respondents show that two patterns of IOS diffusion - internal diffusion and external diffusion - have different impact on a firm?s performance improvement according to different power imbalance and mutual dependence.
Bock, GeeWoo; Park, Sang Cheol; Zhang, Cheng; and Lee, Won Jun, "THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DIFFUSION ON PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACCORDING TO POWER IMBALANCE AND MUTUAL DEPENDENCE" (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 150.