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Entrepreneurial Supply Chain Management Competence: Performance of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises

Akbar, Irfan and Muzaffar, Muhammad and Rehman, Khaliq Ur (2012): Entrepreneurial Supply Chain Management Competence: Performance of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises. Published in: International Journal of Management & Organizational Studies , Vol. 2, No. 1 (December 2012): pp. 39-46.

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Abstract

This research paper investigates the impact of five factors indirectly on entrepreneurial supply chain management competence and two other factors SCM strategies and performance of firm. Five important factors play an important role on entrepreneurial SCM competence in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Innovativeness orientation, risk-taking characteristics, pro activeness, relational capital, coordination capability, scm strategies and performance are the multi-dimensional factors effecting entrepreneurial SCM competence. This research paper uses the regression analysis to analyze the data collected from two manufacturing small and medium enterprises companies of Faisalabad in Pakistan. Innovativeness orientation, risk_ taking characteristics, pro activeness orientation, relational capital and coordination capability have significant relationship with entrepreneurial SCM competence and SCM strategies between manufacturing smes. SCM strategies and performance have also significant relationship but entrepreneurial SCM competence and firm performance have insignificant relationship between them. Our findings show the SCM strategies impact and effect on firm’s performance.

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