Title

Sourcing Reform Competency and Effective Collaboration: A Resource Based View

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

Firms in the Asia Pacific region are rapidly globalizing their sourcing processes and effective collaboration with suppliers across borders is necessary for superior sourcing performance. Recent work in Resource Based View calls for business process level research into the resource-performance link and for survey research into global sourcing. We report on a survey research study with managers in several countries the region, and develop a model that links a latent managerial resource, Reform Competency, to competencies based in practices, such as De-Constraining, Re-Branding and Re-Optimizing, in order to test hypotheses based on predictions of RBV. We find that Reform Competency is positively associated with these competencies and a sourcing performance measure, Effective Collaboration. We discuss the contributions and highlight the managerial implications of our results for managers engaging in specific practices.

Keywords

Sourcing, Collaboration

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | International Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development, Singapore, 21-23 July 2011

First Page

1512

Last Page

1519

Publisher

Singapore Management University

City or Country

Singapore

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS