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Collaboration in supply chain: An assessment of hierarchical model using partial least squares (PLS)

Gopal Kumar (FORE School of Management, New Delhi, India)
Ravindra Nath Banerjee (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 26 October 2012

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to frame collaboration in supply chain as a hierarchical reflective construct.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses data from industries in India to test the hierarchical and structural model. Partial least squares method is used to test the model.

Findings

Results show that collaboration is a third‐order, reflective construct. The paper's findings also arrange collaborative activities in terms of its importance for collaboration.

Practical implications

Collaboration is a multi‐facet activity and is a meta‐concept, and therefore this paper improves our understanding on the subject. The performance of supply chain collaboration depends on the execution of various activities, and this paper points out how the various activities are related to the collaboration, the execution of which will drive collaborative ventures towards success.

Originality/value

This paper provides empirical evidence for collaboration as a hierarchical reflective construct. The model is tested by data collected from Industries in India.

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Citation

Kumar, G. and Nath Banerjee, R. (2012), "Collaboration in supply chain: An assessment of hierarchical model using partial least squares (PLS)", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 61 No. 8, pp. 897-918. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410401211277147

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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