Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70508
Authors: 
Ono, Yukako
Suzuki, Junichi
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 2009-22
Abstract: 
By examining IT system procurement between U.S. Credit Unions (CUs) and IT vendors, we present descriptive analyses showing that firms' outsourcing decisions might be interrelated to each other through suppliers' market entry decisions. The buyer-supplier match in the market might also play an important role in determining firms' boundaries. We also argue that market thickness along the product space might determine the characteristics of input that is procured through the market.
Subjects: 
firm boundaries
IT system
match
relationship-specific investment
JEL: 
L22
L86
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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