JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Bring Entrepreneurship into Supply Chain Partner Networks: The Influence on Best-value Supply Chains
Author(s): Xun Li, Clyde W. Holsapple
Citation: Xun Li, Clyde W. Holsapple, (2018) "Bring Entrepreneurship into Supply Chain Partner Networks: The Influence on Best-value Supply Chains," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 13, Iss. 3, pp. 85-98
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
A firm’s design for its supply chain partner network reveals the firm’s pursuit of resources and opportunities to build up the best-value supply chains in terms of agility, adaptability and alignment. This study develops a research framework, proposing that a firm with an entrepreneurial supply chain partner network, characterized with strong and highly-diversified ties, enjoys a high level of relational learning, trust and integration, and contending that the three types of relational competencies exert positive influence on supply chain agility, adaptability, and alignment. The framework offers a theoretical platform to guide future research and practice concerned with supply chain entrepreneurship.