publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Opposites attract: organisational culture and supply chain performance

Guangming Cao; Trevor Cadden; Donna Marshall;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: Ireland
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to expand the knowledge of buyer-supplier relationships by investigating the extent to which organisational cultural fit between a buyer and supply chain participants influences performance. Design/methodology/approach – The study was conducted in a FMCG supply chain. A cultural dimensions questionnaire was used in a focal organisation (the buyer) and it identified best and poorest performing supply chain. The results were analysed using a series of ANOVA's within the respective supply chains. The findings were then triangulated via qualitative methods. Findings – The findings demonstrate that complementarity rather than congru...
free text keywords: Supply chain, Organizational culture, Supply chain performance, Buyer-supplier relationships, Supply chain management, Strategy and Management, Marketing, Openness to experience, Business, Demand chain, Complementarity (molecular biology), Norm (social), Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory
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