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How do supply chain management and information systems practices influence operational performance? Evidence from emerging country SMEs

Tatoglu, E and Bayraktar, E and Golgeci, I and Koh, SCL and Demirbag, M and Zaim, S (2016) 'How do supply chain management and information systems practices influence operational performance? Evidence from emerging country SMEs.' International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 19 (3). 181 - 199. ISSN 1367-5567

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Abstract

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This study first provides a comparative analysis of the impact of supply chain management (SCM) and information systems (IS) practices on operational performance (OPER) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in two neighbouring emerging country markets of Turkey and Bulgaria. Then, we investigate moderating effects of both SCM–IS-linked enablers and inhibitors on the links between SCM and IS practices and OPER of SMEs. To this end, we first empirically identify the underlying dimensions of SCM and IS practices, and SCM–IS-related enabling and inhibiting factors. Second, a series of regression analyses are undertaken to estimate the impact of the study's constructs on OPER of SMEs. The results are discussed comparatively within the contexts of both Turkish and Bulgarian SMEs and beyond. The study makes a significant contribution to the extant literature through obtaining and analysing cross-national survey data of SCM and IS practices in emerging country markets.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Mehmet Demirbag
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16304

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