Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage

Strategic flexibility, sourcing strategy and organisational performance are often a source of contention among firms in manufacturing sectors. This paper explores effects of specific types of strategic flexibility and product diversifications (related and unrelated) on strategic sourcing of make and...

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Main Author: Hilman H., Mohamed Z.A.
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Language:English
Published: 2017
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spelling my.usim-154492017-11-16T05:32:09Z Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage Hilman H., Mohamed Z.A. Buy; Make; Organisational performance; Related product diversification; Sourcing; Strategic flexibility; Unrelated product diversification Strategic flexibility, sourcing strategy and organisational performance are often a source of contention among firms in manufacturing sectors. This paper explores effects of specific types of strategic flexibility and product diversifications (related and unrelated) on strategic sourcing of make and buy. Questionnaires were sent to top management personnel of firms in four manufacturing sectors namely electrical and electronics, chemicals (including petroleum), food and beverages and fabricated metal. The results confirmed that the make or buy sourcing strategy acts as mediators and it partially does so on the relationship between related product diversification strategy and organisational performance. In addition, the buy strategy mediated partially the relationship between unrelated product diversification strategy and organisational performance. These findings go along with the theories that support both constructs, Industrial Organisation (IO) Theory, Transaction Cost Theory and Resource-Based View (RBV). All these findings should enable practitioners to make better manufacturing and sourcing decisions. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. 2017-11-16T05:32:09Z 2017-11-16T05:32:09Z 2013 Article 1746966X http://ddms.usim.edu.my:80/jspui/handle/123456789/15449 en
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topic Buy; Make; Organisational performance; Related product diversification; Sourcing; Strategic flexibility; Unrelated product diversification
spellingShingle Buy; Make; Organisational performance; Related product diversification; Sourcing; Strategic flexibility; Unrelated product diversification
Hilman H., Mohamed Z.A.
Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
description Strategic flexibility, sourcing strategy and organisational performance are often a source of contention among firms in manufacturing sectors. This paper explores effects of specific types of strategic flexibility and product diversifications (related and unrelated) on strategic sourcing of make and buy. Questionnaires were sent to top management personnel of firms in four manufacturing sectors namely electrical and electronics, chemicals (including petroleum), food and beverages and fabricated metal. The results confirmed that the make or buy sourcing strategy acts as mediators and it partially does so on the relationship between related product diversification strategy and organisational performance. In addition, the buy strategy mediated partially the relationship between unrelated product diversification strategy and organisational performance. These findings go along with the theories that support both constructs, Industrial Organisation (IO) Theory, Transaction Cost Theory and Resource-Based View (RBV). All these findings should enable practitioners to make better manufacturing and sourcing decisions. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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author Hilman H., Mohamed Z.A.
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title Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
title_short Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
title_full Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
title_fullStr Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
title_full_unstemmed Specific match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy: Another strategic approach to build competitive advantage
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