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Critical factors affecting information sharing in supply chains

Maskey, R ORCID: 0000-0003-0445-8871, Fei, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4090-5299 and Nguyen, H-O ORCID: 0000-0002-9167-0143 2019 , 'Critical factors affecting information sharing in supply chains' , Production Planning and Control , pp. 1-18 , doi: 10.1080/09537287.2019.1660925.

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The aim of this paper is to empirically examine a comprehensive list of factors that are anticipated toaffect information sharing (IS) in supply chains (SC) in the context of a landlocked developing countryNepal. A survey questionnaire was developed and data were collected from 131 supply chain participantsin Nepal. Exploratory factor analysis and path analysis were conducted to examine the fitness ofthe proposed model and the relationships between the identified factors and information sharing. Theresults suggest that interaction routines and personal connection influenced both operational and strategicinformation sharing while organisational compatibility, incentives, project payoffs, commitment(inter-organisational), top management commitment and supply network configuration affected operationalIS and government support and monitoring were associated with strategic IS. The paper providesempirical evidence on how information sharing is affected in the context of a landlockeddeveloping country. The paper also identifies and discusses the similarities and differences in theimportance of these factors on information sharing between developed and developing countries. Themain limitation is the moderate sample size as compared to the large number of variables containedin the study which may have limited the use of analytical tools. The study provides a better understandingof information sharing behaviours of supply chain participants in Nepal which will help firmsto develop strategies accordingly to enhance information sharing.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Maskey, R and Fei, J and Nguyen, H-O
Keywords: supply chain management, information sharing, connectivity, developing country, factor analysis, path analysis
Journal or Publication Title: Production Planning and Control
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 0953-7287
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/09537287.2019.1660925
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