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How Social Capital, Supply Chain Integration, and Customer Loyalty Affect Performance

Rickey Mask and Richard Works ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study identifies a common variable from supplier to consumer within the firms and supply chains of the Northeastern United States. Social capital appears to be significant from supply chain all the way to the consumer. Retail firms and consumers within the Northeast were chosen as the diversity of cultures and population density were ideal to provide the 405 participant population in this study. The study argues that social capital mediates the relationship between supply chain integration and firm performance within the supply chain. Findings were similar to that of previous works in the manufacturing and service industries; however, the results of this study were unique as they directed the focus of the research instruments on the retail industry.

Keywords: Social capital; supply chain; customer loyalty; performance; retail industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-12-26
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Published in International Journal of Business and Economics 1&2.6(2018): pp. 20-33

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