This study reveals that in supply networks both external and internal integration practices have a significant and positive impact on responsiveness. The use of an international supplier network acts as a contingency factor on the relationship between external integration practices and responsiveness, as in an international context the effect on performance is amplified. Conversely, the impact of internal integration on responsiveness is not moderated by the use of international suppliers. These evidences suggest managers how to properly tune the level of adoption of integration practices according to the degree of supplier network internationalization.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
- International supplier network
- Supply chain integration