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|Title: ||Buyer profiles: an empirical investigation of changing organizational requirements|
|Authors: ||FAES, Wouter|
|Issue Date: ||2001|
|Citation: ||European journal of purchasing & supply management, 7. p. 197-208|
|Abstract: ||Many authors have commented that the profile of the industrial buyer must change if purchasing is to adapt the increasingly dynamic and complex contexts in which firms operate. This exploratory, empirical study examined and compared the trait profiles of current top performers and of 'ideal' buyers for the future. This approach links buyer traits with perceived managerial satisfaction with role performance. Based on cluster analysis, we present a taxonomy of five 'ideal' types of buyer. We propose that future research should seek to match the identified trait clusters with a typology of purchasing contexts.|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||vabb, 2010|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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