How does small business impact on utilization of industry-led supply chain innovation capacity

Storer, Maree, Ferrer, Mario, Hughes, Kate, & Hyland, Paul (2010) How does small business impact on utilization of industry-led supply chain innovation capacity. In Kobe, Carmen & Goller, Ina (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference: Practicing Innovation in the Times of Discontinuity, CINet, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 988-1002.

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This research uses confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling to examine how organizational size - made up of four dimensions - control, resources, trust and complexity - impacts on utilization of industry-led supply chain innovation capacity in a traditional agribusiness industry, the Australian beef industry. It confirms small business rather than larger business accords greater importance to exploiting supply chain dynamic capabilities, particularly in relation to utilizing industry –led supply chain innovation capacity. For small business in Australian beef supply chains, being agile and able to adapt and align their business practices with supply chain partners is integral to ensuring these businesses remain relevant and competitive in this market. In theoretical terms this is supported by authors in the dynamic capabilities literature as they argue these types of capabilities enable organizations to innovate faster (or better), often leading to the creation of newer sources of competitive advantage.

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ID Code: 38459
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Innovation, , , , Supply Chain, Dynamic Capability, Organizational Size
ISBN: 9789077360132
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 CINet
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2010 00:54
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:23

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