A study of purchasing practices in Taiwan

Amelia S. Carr (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA)
G. Keong Leong (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Chwen Sheu (Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

This empirical research seeks to evaluate purchasing practices in Taiwan based on survey data collected from companies located in that country. A research model is presented and tested using structural equation modeling. The model includes three factors: purchasing risk taking, purchasing knowledge and skills, and strategic purchasing. The research findings indicate that purchasing risk‐taking impacts purchasing knowledge and skills and purchasing knowledge and skills impacts strategic purchasing. Also, the study finds that the relationships among risk taking, purchasing knowledge and skills and strategic purchasing for high performing firms are stronger than for low performing firms.

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Carr, A., Keong Leong, G. and Sheu, C. (2000), "A study of purchasing practices in Taiwan", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 20 No. 12, pp. 1427-1446. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570010353095

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MCB UP Ltd

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