Though supply chain integration has emerged in the past several decades as a major foundation for corporate competitiveness, there is a paucity of research devoted to the theory linking the corresponding strategic management notion of vertical integration with the applied concept of supply chain integration. Built on the work of Harrigan, this paper delineates supply chain integration as a multidimensional construct and proposes a model in which environmental turbulence and strategic orientation have a direct impact on the degree, stages, and breadth of supply chain integration. Contributions, limitations, and implications are offered.
Stonebraker, P.W. and Liao, J. (2004), "Environmental turbulence, strategic orientation: Modeling supply chain integration", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 24 No. 10, pp. 1037-1054. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570410558067
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