Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Chen, Y.S., Dooley, K. and Rungtusanatham, M. (2016). "Using Text Analysis and Process Modelling to Examine Buyer-Supplier Relationship Dissolution: The Ford-Firestone Breakup", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 22(4), 325-337.

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Abstract The dissolution of a buyer-supplier relationship can have significant implications for both firms. This paper adopts a process-based research approach to examine the buyer-supplier relationship dissolution process. Using the exemplar case of the Ford-Firestone breakup, we cull from newspaper stories, congressional hearing documents, and press releases to code a historical sequence of events. We then use a mixed-method approach to process study, combining techniques of both qualitative and quantitative analyses to identify patterns within the event sequence. This approach provides researchers with a number of advantages over the traditional retrospective interview or observational and ethnographical material documentary. These include improved reliability by avoiding the problem of memory loss in retrospective interviews, reduced informant bias and/or loss of objectivity, increased single-case generality, and longitudinal design efficiency. Findings show that under the stress of a product failure, buyer-supplier dissolution is preceded by cycles of blame, market and government authority pressure, and organizational restructuring by the buyer. These findings suggest dissolution dynamically depends on both how the buyer and supplier interact with one another, and how they individually interact with external stakeholders.