Power distribution and supply chain knowledge transfer: A study of a chinese steel manufacturer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/264315
Title:
Power distribution and supply chain knowledge transfer: A study of a chinese steel manufacturer
Authors:
He, Qile ( 0000-0001-9906-2508 ) ; Ghobadian, Abby; Gallear, David; O'Regan, Nicholas
Abstract:
There is increasing interest in understanding and isolating the factors that contribute to effective knowledge transfer between supply chain actors. Although the extant literature identifies power distribution as a potential key contributor to the effective operation of a supply chain partnership, there is a paucity of empirical research examining the relationship between power distribution, knowledge transfer and performance of supply chain partners. The research presented here attempts to close this gap by examining the supply chain partners of a focal Chinese steel manufacturer. 206 usable responses were collected based on a structured survey instrument. Two variables - availability of alternatives and restraint in use of power - were used to assess power distribution among the focal firm’s supply chain actors. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modelling. We found that the flow of knowledge increased when supply chain actors had limited alternatives and when the more powerful actor exercised restraint in use of power. Moreover, we found a positive relationship between knowledge acquisition and supply chain performance. This paper enriches the literature by empirically shedding light on the relationship between knowledge acquisition and the two dimensions of power distribution.
Citation:
He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., and O'Regan, N. (2011). Power distribution and supply chain knowledge transfer: A study of a chinese steel manufacturer. In Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2011 Annual Conference.
Publisher:
Academy of Management
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/264315
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
11459
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHe, Qileen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGhobadian, Abbyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallear, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Regan, Nicholasen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T07:38:36Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-07T07:38:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.citationHe, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., and O'Regan, N. (2011). Power distribution and supply chain knowledge transfer: A study of a chinese steel manufacturer. In Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2011 Annual Conference.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/264315-
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing interest in understanding and isolating the factors that contribute to effective knowledge transfer between supply chain actors. Although the extant literature identifies power distribution as a potential key contributor to the effective operation of a supply chain partnership, there is a paucity of empirical research examining the relationship between power distribution, knowledge transfer and performance of supply chain partners. The research presented here attempts to close this gap by examining the supply chain partners of a focal Chinese steel manufacturer. 206 usable responses were collected based on a structured survey instrument. Two variables - availability of alternatives and restraint in use of power - were used to assess power distribution among the focal firm’s supply chain actors. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modelling. We found that the flow of knowledge increased when supply chain actors had limited alternatives and when the more powerful actor exercised restraint in use of power. Moreover, we found a positive relationship between knowledge acquisition and supply chain performance. This paper enriches the literature by empirically shedding light on the relationship between knowledge acquisition and the two dimensions of power distribution.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAcademy of Managementen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries11459en_GB
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen_GB
dc.subjectN200 Management studiesen_GB
dc.titlePower distribution and supply chain knowledge transfer: A study of a chinese steel manufactureren
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
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