Title

Entrepreneurial SCM Competence and Performance of Manufacturing SMEs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-15-2011

Publication Title

International Journal of Production Research

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Volume

49

Issue

22

First page number:

6629

Last page number:

6649

Abstract

This study reviewed the literature and interviewed managers to discover the dimensions of a new construct called the entrepreneurial supply chain management competence of small and medium-sized enterprises. We measured entrepreneurial SCM competence in terms of five first-order constructs: innovation orientation, proactiveness orientation, risk-taking characteristics, relational capital, and coordination capability. We further proposed that this competence affects SMEs’ performance directly and indirectly via the firm's SCM strategies. A set of survey data collected from automotive OEM suppliers in five ASEAN countries was used to test the research model. Results show that the five constructs are important dimensions of entrepreneurial SCM competence, and that they affect performance indirectly. Our findings provide valuable insights about the enablers of an SME's SCM practices and their effects on firm performance.

Keywords

Business enterprises; Competence; Entrepreneurship; Performance; Supply chain management

Disciplines

Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | International Business | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2010.537384

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