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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 24)
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Providing Specific Value in Business Markets: Gaining and Sustaining Unique Supplier Status

Jianhua Ye and Mingli Zhang
Corresponding Author:  Jianhua Ye 

Key words:  Asset specificity, relationship value, specific value, , , ,
Vol. 5 , (24): 5503-5508
Submitted Accepted Published
September 07, 2012 October 25, 2012 May 30, 2013

In this study, we make a analysis of the distinguishing from competitors through providing specific value to customer firms in business relationships. From the perspective of asset specificity, this study puts forward the definition of specific value. Specific Value can be defined as considering relationship value from the perspective of asset specificity and based on it, this study explores the dimensions of specific value. According to whether there is direct-cost expenditure or not, this study provides six dimensions of specific value. In view of the dimensions of specific value, companies can distinguish itself from the competitors and gain unique supplier status.
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Jianhua Ye and Mingli Zhang, 2013. Providing Specific Value in Business Markets: Gaining and Sustaining Unique Supplier Status.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(24): 5503-5508.
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ISSN (Online):  2040-7467
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