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Pyynational Cultural Diversity and Global Supply Chain Management

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Abstract


  • In an era of global supply chains, the vast majority of supply chain theory is bound up within the North

    American and European business contexts. To investigate its generic applicability within a global context, this study

    investigates how national culture affects the uptake of supply chain management theory in practise. Hoefstede’s (1980)

    well-known measures of international work-related values are used to compare the behaviours of a cross-national sample

    of supply chain managers. The exploratory research involves an anthropological approach of observing supply chain

    management behaviour within its natural setting. Supply chain management concepts need to be adapted to cater for

    managers’ cultural diversity. Identifying the most desirable supply chain improvement destination requires understanding

    of national, organisational and individual cultural norms. In particular, the pathway to change and the desirable

    leadership role must be matched to the demands of the local cultural environment. Cases from a number of national

    setting are investigated. Hence there is significant scope for further exploratory, intra-country and inter-country research

    into national cultural diversity and global supply chain management. Our findings show the general uptake of supply

    chain management in practise is slow and rather disappointing, particularly given some twenty-plus years of academic

    research. Although supply chain management concepts seem to be geographically generic in application, evidence

    indicates that the setting directly affects the approaches undertaken in practise. The cultural values in Asian versus

    Anglo-Saxon working environments significantly affect supply chain management practise.

Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., Mccullen, P., Tomas, A., Bohme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. (2010). Pyynational Cultural Diversity and Global Supply Chain Management. 2nd International Conference on Logistics and Transport (pp. 1-5). Bangkok: UP Organizer and Publication Co. Ltd..

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Abstract


  • In an era of global supply chains, the vast majority of supply chain theory is bound up within the North

    American and European business contexts. To investigate its generic applicability within a global context, this study

    investigates how national culture affects the uptake of supply chain management theory in practise. Hoefstede’s (1980)

    well-known measures of international work-related values are used to compare the behaviours of a cross-national sample

    of supply chain managers. The exploratory research involves an anthropological approach of observing supply chain

    management behaviour within its natural setting. Supply chain management concepts need to be adapted to cater for

    managers’ cultural diversity. Identifying the most desirable supply chain improvement destination requires understanding

    of national, organisational and individual cultural norms. In particular, the pathway to change and the desirable

    leadership role must be matched to the demands of the local cultural environment. Cases from a number of national

    setting are investigated. Hence there is significant scope for further exploratory, intra-country and inter-country research

    into national cultural diversity and global supply chain management. Our findings show the general uptake of supply

    chain management in practise is slow and rather disappointing, particularly given some twenty-plus years of academic

    research. Although supply chain management concepts seem to be geographically generic in application, evidence

    indicates that the setting directly affects the approaches undertaken in practise. The cultural values in Asian versus

    Anglo-Saxon working environments significantly affect supply chain management practise.

Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., Mccullen, P., Tomas, A., Bohme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. (2010). Pyynational Cultural Diversity and Global Supply Chain Management. 2nd International Conference on Logistics and Transport (pp. 1-5). Bangkok: UP Organizer and Publication Co. Ltd..

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3533&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2484

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