Supplier Development Activities and Buying Firm’s Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Iranian SMEs

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Faculty of Management, Velayat University, Iranshar, Sistan & Baluchistan, Iran

2 Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

This study attempts to investigate the major antecedent factors that influence manufacturing SMEs intentions toward the implementation of supplier development activities in Iranian SMEs. In order to achieve this objective, the research constructs were developed. The conceptual framework underlying this study was based on the theories of supplier development activities and social capital.  These theories were merged and developed by adding some main variables after analyzing various key antecedents that were thought to be the influential factors that determined the intention of the manufacturing firms to adopt supplier development activities. A cross sectional method was used to gather data collected from 280 Iranian manufacturing SMEs. The measures and hypotheses were analyzed with the help of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The research supported the idea that information sharing within firms, communication methods, top management support and trust between trading partners have positive influence on information sharing between firms. Furthermore, the research showed the positive effects of information sharing between firms on inventory management and product quality on buying firms.

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Article Title [Persian]

فعالیت های توسعه تامین کننده و عملکرد بنگاههای خریدار: یک مطالعه تجربی در بنگاههای کوچک و متوسط ایرانی

Authors [Persian]

  • عبدالناصر درخشان 1
  • اچ وی بون اونگ 2
  • گویندان مارتهاندان 2
1 دانشکده مدیریت، دانشگاه ولایت، ایرانشهر، سیستان و بلوچستان، ایران
2 دانشکده مدیریت، دانشگاه مولتی مدیا، سلنگور، مالزی
Abstract [Persian]

دراین تحقیق سعی شده است تا عوامل اصلی پیش بینی کننده تاثیر گذار بر بنگاههای کوچک و متوسط ایرانی نسبت به اجرای فعالیت های توسعه تامین کننده بررسی شود. برای دستیابی به این اهداف، ساختارهای تحقیق توسعه توسعه یافته و چارچوب مفهومی این تحقیق بر مبنای نظریه فعالیت های توسعه تامین کننده و سرمایه اجتماعی شکل گرفته است. این نظریه با افزودن برخی متغیرهای اصلی پس از تجزیه و تحلیل پیشبین های مختلف کلیدی اثرگذار بر قصد شرکت های تولیدی جهت اتخاذ فعالیت های توسعه تامین کننده ادغام شده و توسعه یافتند. برای جمع آوری داده ها از 280 بنگاه کوچک ومتوسط ایرانی ازروش مقطعی استفاده شده است. مقیاس ها و فرضیه ها با کمک مدل سازی معادلات ساختاری مورد تجزیه و تحلیل قرار گرفته اند. این مطالعه نشان داد که تبادل اطلاعات درون سازمانی بنگاه ها، روشهای ارتباطی، پشتیبانی مدیریت عالی و اعتماد بین شرکای تجاری تاثیر مثبتی بر تبادل اطلاعات بین سازمانی دارد. علاوه براین، این تحقیق اثرات مثبت تبادل اطلاعات بین شرکت ها را درمدیریت موجودی کالا وکیفیت محصولات نشان می دهد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • فعالیت توسعه تامین کننده
  • مدیریت موجودی
  • بهبود کیفیت محصول
  • عملکرد مالی
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