This study explores the effects of IT on buyer and supplier partnerships in the Taiwan e-business environment. The survey data reveals that the integration of IT and partnerships into supply chain management applications can improve e-business performance. Specifically, the study finds that IT utilization as well as buyer and supplier partnerships within supply chains are matured in the participating firms, as evidenced by their enhanced productivity, reduced cost and increased profit
Tang, Lin-Lang and Tsai, Wai-Chun, "Effect of Information Technology and Buyer-Supplier Partnership on E-business Environment" (2003). ICEB 2003 Proceedings. 110.