Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management
Kotzab, H, Teller, C, Grant, DB and Sparks, L (2011) Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management – an International Journal, 16 (4). 231 - 245. ISSN 1359-8546
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model that includes drivers of supply chain management (SCM) adoption and execution identified in the literature, provide a set of measurement scales that operationalise constructs within this model, empirically verify a hierarchical order of antecedents that affects the adoption and execution of SCM, and assist management by providing a focus on those SCM conditions and processes that need to be prioritised to increase successful SCM adoption and execution. Design: The conceptual model is tested empirically through a survey of 174 senior supply chain managers representing the biggest organisations within a central European country. Findings: Using structural equation modelling the hypothesised hierarchical order of three proposed antecedents are verified: ‘internal SCM conditions’ that affect ‘joint or external SCM conditions’ which in turn influences collaborative ‘SCM-related processes’. Firms that adopt these steps should enjoy a rigorous and appropriate road to the full execution of SCM. Research limitations: The survey results reflect the views of large organisations in a countryspecific supply chain setting. Practical implications: The findings provide a hierarchical focus for financial, personnel and management initiatives to increase integration within a supply chain and improve competitiveness. Originality/value: The major contribution of this paper is that it provides empirical proof of the antecedents that affect the adoption and execution of SCM.
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|Divisions:||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited:||08 Feb 2012 11:11|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2013 19:03|
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