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Title: Determinants of mobile supply chain management system diffusion : a structural equation analysis of manufacturing firms
Authors: Chan, FTS 
Chong, AYL
Issue Date: 2013
Source: International journal of production research, 2013, v. 51, no. 4, p. 1196-1213
Abstract: Mobile supply chain management (SCM) is gaining recognition as a major source of cost reduction and supply chain performance improvement. The current literature related to mobile SCM needs to be extended further in order to provide insights into how manufacturing firms can implement mobile SCM successfully. Specifically, there is a need to provide empirical and systematic analysis of the variables that can explain the various stages of mobile SCM diffusion. A review of recent literature suggests that existing e-supply chain technology adoption literature is not strongly grounded in theory. A theoretical model with six hypotheses was proposed based on the technology-organisation- environment (TOE) framework and innovation diffusion theory (IDT). This study draws its survey responses from a group of manufacturing firms in order to investigate the factors that affect the diffusion of mobile SCM. The results show that the variables derived from TOE and IDT can explain mobile SCM diffusion well. However, interorganisational relationships (IORs) play a crucial role in determining the success of mobile SCM routinisation. This is one of the first known empirical studies on the factors influencing the diffusion of mobile SCM. The results of this study will help decision makers better understand the implementation process of mobile SCM and formulate strategies for successful diffusion of mobile SCM.
Keywords: Information technology
Manufacturing management
Mobile supply chain management
Structural equation modelling
Survey research/design
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: International journal of production research 
ISSN: 0020-7543
EISSN: 1366-588X
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2012.693961
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