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Factors influencing supply chain agility to enhance export performance: case of export-oriented textile sector

Naveed Ahmed Khan (School of Management, Canadore College, North Bay, Canada)
Waqar Ahmed (Faculty of Business Management, IQRA University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Muhammad Waseem (Department of Business Management, IQRA University, Karachi, Pakistan)

Review of International Business and Strategy

ISSN: 2059-6014

Article publication date: 11 April 2022

Issue publication date: 31 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effect of supply chain agility (SCA) on the export performance of the Pakistani textile industry. Despite being one of the leading manufacturing and exporting sectors, only a handful of the extant literature is found on the textile industry.

Design/methodology/approach

A structured questionnaire was prepared using the extant literature. Data was gathered from 146 respondents associated with the textile industry of Pakistan. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling after ensuring the reliability and validity of the data collected for this study.

Findings

This study provides several crucial insights for export-oriented firms. International entrepreneurial orientation and domestic competition are the crucial drivers for a firm’s agility. This study confirms that SCA has a significant impact on escalating export performance of the Pakistani textile industry in the international market.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the theoretical framework developed for this study is original and drawn from the extant literature. The findings of resulted from empirical testing of the theoretical model in the context of developing countries provide new information in the knowledge body.

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Citation

Khan, N.A., Ahmed, W. and Waseem, M. (2023), "Factors influencing supply chain agility to enhance export performance: case of export-oriented textile sector", Review of International Business and Strategy, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 301-316. https://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-05-2021-0068

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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