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TRATEGICSUPPLY CHAINMANAGEMENT: IMPROVINGPERFORMANCETHROUGHA CULTURE OF COMPETITIVENESSAND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

TRATEGICSUPPLY CHAINMANAGEMENT: IMPROVINGPERFORMANCETHROUGHA CULTURE OF COMPETITIVENESSAND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

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Published by Minnie Lee
For many firms, using their supply chains as competitive weapons has become a central element of the strategic management process in recent years. Drawing on the resource-based view and theory from the organizational learning and information-processing literatures, this study uses
a sample of 201 firms to examine the influence of a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development on supply chain performance in varied market turbulence conditions. We found
that synergies exist between a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development: their interaction has a positive association with performance. In addition, based on behavioral and
Michigan, 2
contingency theories, we found that positive influence on the knowledge
market turbulence moderates these relationships,
development-performance link and a negative link. Managers who are confident about
having a
the culture of competitiveness-performance
market turbulence they will face can use this sense to decide whether to emphasize developing
either a culture of competitiveness or knowledge development in their supply chains. For those firms whose managers are unlikely to be able to predict the degree of turbulence they will face
over time, a focus on both a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development is critical to ensuring success. Copyright ? 2007 JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd.
For many firms, using their supply chains as competitive weapons has become a central element of the strategic management process in recent years. Drawing on the resource-based view and theory from the organizational learning and information-processing literatures, this study uses
a sample of 201 firms to examine the influence of a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development on supply chain performance in varied market turbulence conditions. We found
that synergies exist between a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development: their interaction has a positive association with performance. In addition, based on behavioral and
Michigan, 2
contingency theories, we found that positive influence on the knowledge
market turbulence moderates these relationships,
development-performance link and a negative link. Managers who are confident about
having a
the culture of competitiveness-performance
market turbulence they will face can use this sense to decide whether to emphasize developing
either a culture of competitiveness or knowledge development in their supply chains. For those firms whose managers are unlikely to be able to predict the degree of turbulence they will face
over time, a focus on both a culture of competitiveness and knowledge development is critical to ensuring success. Copyright ? 2007 JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd.

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