The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance

The paper presents a study which seeks to add to the body of knowledge that relates Porter’s generic strategies, and sourcing strategies to organizational performance in the context of Malaysia manufacturing industry. Using mail survey, the study first identified the natural taxonomy of two strateg...

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Main Authors: Abdullah, Haim Hilman, Mohamed, Zainal Abidin, Othman, Rozhan, Uli, Jegak
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Language:English
Published: World Business Institute 2009
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7428/1/The%20effect%20of%20sourcing%20strategies%20on%20the%20relationship%20between%20competitive%20strategy%20and%20firm%20performance.pdf
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spelling my.upm.eprints.74282016-01-15T01:06:58Z http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7428/ The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance Abdullah, Haim Hilman Mohamed, Zainal Abidin Othman, Rozhan Uli, Jegak The paper presents a study which seeks to add to the body of knowledge that relates Porter’s generic strategies, and sourcing strategies to organizational performance in the context of Malaysia manufacturing industry. Using mail survey, the study first identified the natural taxonomy of two strategic types of manufacturing firms, based on their use of Porter’s generic strategies in pure form, and sourcing strategies of make and buy options. The study examined specific strategic types were associated with specific sourcing strategies. The findings indicate the cost leadership strategy that is mediated by make strategy generate better performance than other types of association. Similar to the relationship between differentiation strategy and organizational performance which mediated by buy strategy, have superior performance than other type of association. The study concludes that the research provided body of knowledge relevant for the Malaysia manufacturing industry, which may be used by top management in the industry in the strategy formulation process as well as by the researches in exploring the influence of different contingencies on manufacturing industry’s strategic orientation. World Business Institute 2009-04 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7428/1/The%20effect%20of%20sourcing%20strategies%20on%20the%20relationship%20between%20competitive%20strategy%20and%20firm%20performance.pdf Abdullah, Haim Hilman and Mohamed, Zainal Abidin and Othman, Rozhan and Uli, Jegak (2009) The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance. International Review of Business Research Papers, 5 (3). pp. 346-361. ISSN 1837-5685; ESSN: 1832-9543 http://www.irbrp.com/previous_issue/April/2009
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description The paper presents a study which seeks to add to the body of knowledge that relates Porter’s generic strategies, and sourcing strategies to organizational performance in the context of Malaysia manufacturing industry. Using mail survey, the study first identified the natural taxonomy of two strategic types of manufacturing firms, based on their use of Porter’s generic strategies in pure form, and sourcing strategies of make and buy options. The study examined specific strategic types were associated with specific sourcing strategies. The findings indicate the cost leadership strategy that is mediated by make strategy generate better performance than other types of association. Similar to the relationship between differentiation strategy and organizational performance which mediated by buy strategy, have superior performance than other type of association. The study concludes that the research provided body of knowledge relevant for the Malaysia manufacturing industry, which may be used by top management in the industry in the strategy formulation process as well as by the researches in exploring the influence of different contingencies on manufacturing industry’s strategic orientation.
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author Abdullah, Haim Hilman
Mohamed, Zainal Abidin
Othman, Rozhan
Uli, Jegak
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Mohamed, Zainal Abidin
Othman, Rozhan
Uli, Jegak
The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
author_facet Abdullah, Haim Hilman
Mohamed, Zainal Abidin
Othman, Rozhan
Uli, Jegak
author_sort Abdullah, Haim Hilman
title The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
title_short The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
title_full The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
title_fullStr The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
title_full_unstemmed The effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
title_sort effect of sourcing strategies on the relationship between competitive strategy and firm performance
publisher World Business Institute
publishDate 2009
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7428/1/The%20effect%20of%20sourcing%20strategies%20on%20the%20relationship%20between%20competitive%20strategy%20and%20firm%20performance.pdf
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