Capability connectivity in informally networked supply chains: Construct development

Robert Ogulin, Willem Selen, Tayyar Sen

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    Abstract

    In highly dynamic situations, supply chain partners have only limited time to get and work together to respond to a market opportunity. This research looks at the effect of capability connectivity to leverage collaborative, short-term relationships where partners coordinate their mutual capabilities to address a transitory, but important, business opportunity in order to achieve collectively beneficial outcomes. This is referred to as the "informally networked supply chain". Using a sample of 231 supply chain professionals generated from the Dun & Bradstreet's database, this research operationalizes the construct of capability connectivity. Ongoing research uses this construct in a wider study highlighting the relative importance of information technology and cross-company processes in improving operational supply chain performance through informal networking.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008
    Pages306-311
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
    Event5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
    Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

    Publication series

    Name5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityCairns, QLD
    Period6/23/086/26/08

    Keywords

    • Capability connectivity
    • Coordination
    • Informal networking
    • Supply chain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Information Systems
    • Software

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