New information technologies used to support electronic commerce transactions have the potential to trigger significant changes in supplier relationships by reducing transaction costs. This work identifies the transaction costs of supplier relationships and examines how these costs are likely to be reduced by new developments in information technology. A model is presented and discussed with respect to technologies reducing the evaluation costs of finding new suppliers and the costs of establishing business relationships with them.
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