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The impacts of intra-organizational structural elements on supply chain integration

Yanming Zhang (School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China)
Xiande Zhao (Department of Economics and Decision Sciences, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China)
Baofeng Huo (College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 10 May 2019

Issue publication date: 13 June 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

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).

Design/methodology/approach

Based on data collected from ten countries, this study employs the structural equation modeling method to test the proposed model.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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