E-Supply Chain Capability: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Operationalization

Bi. Rui, Booi H. Kam, Kosmas X. Smyrnios

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Information Technology (IT) has been widely employed in supply chain operations, helping companies to respond to clients’ needs in real time, facilitate paperless transactions, reach out to difficult-to access markets, and outperform competitors. This paper presents a theory-driven, validated higher order construct that measures e-supply chain capability, integrating typical procurement and order taking functions within an organization’s supply chain. It is a response to a call in information systems literature to develop and assess multidimensional IT capabilities. Drawing on tenets from both resource based view and relational view, we developed a conceptual definition of e-supply chain capability. Using structural equation modeling techniques, we constructed a measurement model of e-supply chain capability encompassing four dimensions: communication with customers, order taking, procurement, and communication with suppliers. The new validated measurement model of e-supply chain capability offers opportunities to expand IS research in supply chain management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Systems: Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems - Brisbane, Australia, Australia
Duration: 01 Dec 201003 Dec 2010


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems


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