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Title: Antecedents and Consequences of Supply Chain Integration: Empirical Evidence from a Developing Economy
Authors: Annan, Jonathan
Boso, Nathaniel
Mensah, John
Eliza, Nagbe Sulee
Keywords: Supply chain integration
Networking resources
Dysfunctional competition
Customer value creation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: International Journal of Supply Chain Management
Citation: International Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the firm resource and external environment drivers and operational performance consequences of supply chain integration. The study’s theoretical model is tested on a sample of small and medium-sized firms located in Liberia, a Sub-Sahara African economy that is recovering from several years of civil strife and economic turbulence. Findings from the study suggest that increases in inter-firm networking resource and a high degree of dysfunctional competitive conditions drive greater degree of supply chain integration in Liberia. Additionally, findings indicate that increases in supply chain integration enables firms in Liberia to create superior customer value and boost operational efficiency. These findings, therefore, help extend the supply chain integration literature by showing how firms operating in developing economies can integrate their supply chains and how this integration can help firms enhance their operational efficiency.
Description: An article published by International Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10599
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