Volume 8 • Issue 3 • 1000352Arabian J Bus Manag Review, an open access journalISSN: 2223-5833Research ArticleOpen AccessArabian Journal of Business andManagement ReviewArabianJournalofBusinessandManagementReviewISSN: 2223-5833Abbas and Kamal, Arabian J Bus Manag Review 2018, 8:3Keywords:CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor); Supplychain integration; Long term relationship; Performance; Informationtechnology and information sharingIntroductionThe recent investment by the Chinese enterprises in Pakistan underCPEC is creating major change in the local business environment ofthe country especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . The different projectsunder CPEC are creating a wave of change in the economic values of thecountry ranging from Gwadar in the South to Khunjrab in the extremeNorth . The dollar 46 billion investment in energy, rail, roads,Gwadar development, fiber optics and industrial zones manufacturingis equally affecting the local industry either in positive or negative ways. It is very necessary to study the effects of this huge investment onthe local industry and thus make the local investors aware of this factthat changes in the business activities is required due to upcomingCPEC projects in the country. The dollar 46 billion investmentwill affect different areas of the economy like human resources,manufacturing, use of technologies, use of new methods of productionsand generations of energy, introduction of new financial managementmethods, the use of new engineering and medical techniques, use ofinnovative technologies in the field of construction, use of new internetand computer technologies for controlling and monitoring purposesand introducing new approaches for managing the supply chains [4,5].Every part of the economy which is directly or indirectly affected dueto CPEC should be studied and analyzed in details and there is a needof providing some concrete findings that can provide benefits to localindustries, investors and investment under CPEC projects.This research study is conducted for the purpose of finding effectson the supply chain integration of logistics and information, long termrelationship with key suppliers and the overall performance of the localindustry if the CPEC is implemented. The study is conducted for findingout the effects of CPEC on the supply chain integration of construction,energy, light engineering, hospitality and pharmaceuticals industryor businesses, the main reason for this study is that the supply chainconcepts explain the performance of the organizations in terms ofsupply chain integration and information flow, that is there is a flow ofmaterials and equally important information and the new investmentunder CPEC may effect this flow of materials and information alongwith the relationship of industries with their key suppliers eitherpositively or negatively.