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Presentation
Organizational involvement and structural position: Determining the impact of structural embeddedness in supply networks
ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (2012)
  • Lokhman Hakim Osman, RMIT University
  • Konrad Peszynski, RMIT University
  • Siddhi Pittayachawan, RMIT University
Abstract
A supply network is complex as buyer-supplier organizations are embedded in multiple relationships and exchanges. The complexity complicates the management of the supply network. Social network scholars have argued that understanding a network also concern the deliberation of the embeddedness aspects of organizations in the network. Structural embeddedness theorists have argued that the structural position resulting from the embeddedness in a complex network may actually present opportunities and constraints to the managers. Thus, what created the complexity may offers economic returns. Management of supply chain then requires a social network lens to improve understandings o supply network structural embeddedness. Hence, in this paper, using the social network research approach we investigate to what extent does the degree of involvement of buyer-supplier organizations in the supply network are influence by the type of buyer-supplier relationships.The finding is hoped to illuminate the management strategy of the supply network and relationships.
Keywords
  • Supply Network Embeddedness,
  • Supply Chain Management,
  • Social Network Theory
Publication Date
December, 2012
Location
Perth, WA, Australia
DOI
10.13140/2.1.2358.0964
Citation Information
Lokhman Hakim Osman, Konrad Peszynski and Siddhi Pittayachawan. "Organizational involvement and structural position: Determining the impact of structural embeddedness in supply networks" ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siddhi/12/