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The effect of supply chain integration, modular production, and cultural distance on new product development: A dynamic capabilities approach

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  • Parente, Ronaldo C.
  • Baack, Daniel W.
  • Hahn, Eugene D.

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Little research has examined how international firms' operations strategies affect dynamic capability creation or how cultural distance affects operations management. This study addresses these gaps by bridging the work on dynamic capabilities, two operations management techniques (product modularization and supplier integration) and cultural distance. Using a sample of 111 Brazilian automobile suppliers, the study finds that new product development is marginally increased by product modularization but decreased by supplier integration. Cultural distance negatively moderated these relationships. This research extends the dynamic capabilities literature and indicates that operations management strategy is an important part of the dynamic capability formation process.

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  • Parente, Ronaldo C. & Baack, Daniel W. & Hahn, Eugene D., 2011. "The effect of supply chain integration, modular production, and cultural distance on new product development: A dynamic capabilities approach," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 278-290.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intman:v:17:y:2011:i:4:p:278-290
    DOI: 10.1016/j.intman.2011.08.001
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