Exploring relationships among IT-enabled sharing capability, supply chain flexibility, and competitive performance
This research explores the mechanism through which IT infrastructure enables superior firm performance by empirically examining the links among IT-enabled sharing capability, supply chain flexibilities (as measured by a manufacturing firm׳s product development flexibility, production flexibility, logistics flexibility, suppliers׳ flexibility, and the flexibility of the supply base), and competitive performance. This study expands the research on IT׳s impact on competitive performance by focusing on IT-enabled sharing capability and the indirect effect of this capability on firm performance. Most prior research focused on the technical aspects of IT infrastructure and tested direct relationships.
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