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Supply chain theory and cultural diversity

Journal Article


Abstract


  • By far the biggest proportion of supply chain theory is bound up within North American and European business

    settings; hence, its generalizability to culturally diverse global supply chains are investigated. This exploratory

    research utilizes the anthropological approach of observing supply chain manager behaviour in five distinct

    natural settings (Egypt, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom). Hofstede’s well-known

    measures of work-related culture are used to explain the observed manager behaviours. The supply chain theory

    needs to be tailored to take account of culturally diverse settings, as the optimal local supply chain architecture

    requires consideration of national, organizational, and individual cultural norms. Similarly, change roadmap and

    management should also be matched to the local cultural environment. A limited number of national settings and

    cases in each setting is investigated. Hence, a significant scope exists for further exploratory research into the

    implications of cultural diversity for global supply chain management. The behaviour of supply chain managers

    in a range of national settings appears to be closely correlated with the national culture value set. Such cultural

    drivers of manager behaviour offer pointers to the successful design and implementation of high performing

    international supply chains.

Authors


  •   Childerhouse, Paul (external author)
  •   Deakins, Eric (external author)
  •   Potter, Andrew (external author)
  •   Banomyong, Ruth (external author)
  •   Mccullen, P (external author)
  •   Thomas, A (external author)
  •   Boehme, Tillmann
  •   Hosoda, T (external author)
  •   Yaseen, E A. (external author)
  •   Towill, Denis R. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., McCullen, P., Thomas, A., Boehme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. R. (2017). Supply chain theory and cultural diversity. Manipal Journal of Science and Technology, 2 (1), 15-26.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Manipal University

Abstract


  • By far the biggest proportion of supply chain theory is bound up within North American and European business

    settings; hence, its generalizability to culturally diverse global supply chains are investigated. This exploratory

    research utilizes the anthropological approach of observing supply chain manager behaviour in five distinct

    natural settings (Egypt, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom). Hofstede’s well-known

    measures of work-related culture are used to explain the observed manager behaviours. The supply chain theory

    needs to be tailored to take account of culturally diverse settings, as the optimal local supply chain architecture

    requires consideration of national, organizational, and individual cultural norms. Similarly, change roadmap and

    management should also be matched to the local cultural environment. A limited number of national settings and

    cases in each setting is investigated. Hence, a significant scope exists for further exploratory research into the

    implications of cultural diversity for global supply chain management. The behaviour of supply chain managers

    in a range of national settings appears to be closely correlated with the national culture value set. Such cultural

    drivers of manager behaviour offer pointers to the successful design and implementation of high performing

    international supply chains.

Authors


  •   Childerhouse, Paul (external author)
  •   Deakins, Eric (external author)
  •   Potter, Andrew (external author)
  •   Banomyong, Ruth (external author)
  •   Mccullen, P (external author)
  •   Thomas, A (external author)
  •   Boehme, Tillmann
  •   Hosoda, T (external author)
  •   Yaseen, E A. (external author)
  •   Towill, Denis R. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., McCullen, P., Thomas, A., Boehme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. R. (2017). Supply chain theory and cultural diversity. Manipal Journal of Science and Technology, 2 (1), 15-26.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Manipal University