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Towards an Empirical-Relational Model of Supply Chain Flexibility

Santanu Mandal
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Santanu Mandal: Department of Operations and Information Technology, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India

International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (IJISSCM), 2015, vol. 8, issue 3, 67-86

Abstract: Supply chains are prone to disruptions and associated risks. To develop capabilities for risk mitigation, supply chains need to be flexible. A flexible supply chain can respond better to environmental contingencies. Based on the theoretical tenets of resource-based view, relational view and dynamic capabilities theory, the current study develops a relational model of supply chain flexibility comprising trust, commitment, communication, co-operation, adaptation and interdependence. Subsequently the model is empirically validated based on a web based survey of 132 supply chain professionals in the Indian context.

Date: 2015
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