The goal of this exploratory study is to establish an explanatory model and corresponding instrument to help further understand, and conduct research in the area of supply chain management (SCM). Constructs pertaining to SCM assimilation, SCM outcomes, and overall firm performance are operationally defined in terms of their dimensions and items. The business literature is utilized to help define the constructs and to generate potential measurement items. The scales are then purified and a preliminary test for predictive validity is performed.
Tracey, M., Fite, R.W. and Sutton, M.J. (2004), "An Explanatory Model and Measurement Instrument: A Guide to Supply Chain Management Research and Applications", American Journal of Business, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 53-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/19355181200400012
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