Following resource-based view, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of three intra-organizational structural elements on supply chain integration (SCI).
Based on data collected from ten countries, this study employs the structural equation modeling method to test the proposed model.
The results demonstrate that teamwork culture is positively related to three dimensions of SCI. Organizational commitment has positive effects on internal and customer integration (CI), whereas it has no significant effect on supplier integration (SI). Human goodness is only positively related to internal integration, but has no significant effect on SI or CI.
This study contributes to both structural elements literature and SCI enabler literature by operationalizing three human-related components of structural elements and empirically investigating relationships between intra-organizational structural elements and SCI.
Zhang, Y., Zhao, X. and Huo, B. (2019), "The impacts of intra-organizational structural elements on supply chain integration", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 119 No. 5, pp. 1031-1045. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-08-2018-0353
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