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How does small business impact on utilization of industry-led supply chain innovation capacity

By Maree Storer, Mario Ferrer, Kate Hughes and Paul Hyland


This research uses confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation\ud modelling to examine how organizational size - made up of four dimensions -\ud control, resources, trust and complexity - impacts on utilization of industry-led\ud supply chain innovation capacity in a traditional agribusiness industry, the\ud Australian beef industry. It confirms small business rather than larger\ud business accords greater importance to exploiting supply chain dynamic\ud capabilities, particularly in relation to utilizing industry –led supply chain\ud innovation capacity. For small business in Australian beef supply chains,\ud being agile and able to adapt and align their business practices with supply\ud chain partners is integral to ensuring these businesses remain relevant and\ud competitive in this market. In theoretical terms this is supported by authors in\ud the dynamic capabilities literature as they argue these types of capabilities\ud enable organizations to innovate faster (or better), often leading to the\ud creation of newer sources of competitive advantage

Topics: 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Innovation, , ,, Supply Chain, Dynamic Capability, Organizational Size
Publisher: CINet
Year: 2010
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