Sourcing strategies, practices and effects on organisational performance

Today's highly competitive world requires successful businesses to 'reinvent' themselves almost continuously. Manufacturers face tremendous challenges on a variety of fronts.Sourcing has emerged as an integral part of firms' competitive advantage building.One of the distinguishin...

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Main Authors: Abdullah, Haim Hilman, Mohamed, Zainal Abidin
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Published: Inderscience Publishers 2011
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spelling my.uum.repo.71592016-12-06T03:55:09Z http://repo.uum.edu.my/7159/ Sourcing strategies, practices and effects on organisational performance Abdullah, Haim Hilman Mohamed, Zainal Abidin HD28 Management. Industrial Management Today's highly competitive world requires successful businesses to 'reinvent' themselves almost continuously. Manufacturers face tremendous challenges on a variety of fronts.Sourcing has emerged as an integral part of firms' competitive advantage building.One of the distinguishing attributes of effective sourcing strategy is that it plays an integrative role in the firm's strategic planning process.This means firms must have comprehensive strategic decision-making procedures.The study is based on Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) theory and Resource-Based View (RBV) and the results lend support to types of sourcing strategies that have significant effects on both financial and non-financial performance.Specifically both models indicated the 'Make' and 'Buy' Strategies affect non-financial performance more than the financial performance.The results also show both sourcing strategies received most of the supply from local suppliers.All the findings provide new insights into the understanding of sourcing strategies of manufacturing based firms. Inderscience Publishers 2011 Article PeerReviewed Abdullah, Haim Hilman and Mohamed, Zainal Abidin (2011) Sourcing strategies, practices and effects on organisational performance. Journal for Global Business Advancement, 4 (1). pp. 18-31. ISSN 1746-966X http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/JGBA.2011.040332 doi:10.1504/JGBA.2011.040332
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topic HD28 Management. Industrial Management
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Abdullah, Haim Hilman
Mohamed, Zainal Abidin
Sourcing strategies, practices and effects on organisational performance
description Today's highly competitive world requires successful businesses to 'reinvent' themselves almost continuously. Manufacturers face tremendous challenges on a variety of fronts.Sourcing has emerged as an integral part of firms' competitive advantage building.One of the distinguishing attributes of effective sourcing strategy is that it plays an integrative role in the firm's strategic planning process.This means firms must have comprehensive strategic decision-making procedures.The study is based on Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) theory and Resource-Based View (RBV) and the results lend support to types of sourcing strategies that have significant effects on both financial and non-financial performance.Specifically both models indicated the 'Make' and 'Buy' Strategies affect non-financial performance more than the financial performance.The results also show both sourcing strategies received most of the supply from local suppliers.All the findings provide new insights into the understanding of sourcing strategies of manufacturing based firms.
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