This paper explores the role played by specific relational antecedents that lead to the hoarding of slack resources. Our findings suggest that a supplier's level of available slack resources increases when its dependence on the customer is higher, when its power is lower, and when the relational norms governing the relationship with the customer are stronger. The level of potentieal slack resources held by a supplier is explained by a high peformance.
DONADA, C. and DOSTALER, I. (2005). Relational Antecedents of Organizational Slack: An Empirical Study into Supplier-customer Relationships. M@n@gement, 8(2), pp. 25-46.