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Title: Global purchasing strategy: Conceptualization and measurement
Authors: QUINTENS, Lieven
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: INDUSTRIAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT, 35(7). p. 881-891
Abstract: In this paper we introduce Global Purchasing Strategy (GPS) as an explanatory construct of global purchasing performance. GPS is embedded in a contingent resource-based view. The construct is conceived as the driving force behind the strategy-organization alignment. GPS is conceptualized along four dimensions: the configuration of the global purchasing process, the standardization of the global purchasing process, the standardization of product-related characteristics and the standardization of the purchasing staff organization. We develop the GPS scale and test it on a sample of 151 internationally purchasing firms. The analytic results show evidence of both reliability and validity. We propose a general model of global purchasing performance with GPS as a central mediating construct. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Fac Appl Econ Sci, Dept Business Adm, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Maastricht Univ, Fac Econ & Business Adm, Dept Mkt, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands. Univ Antwerp, Fac Appl Econ Sci, Dept Management, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. Erasmus Univ, Dept Mkt Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands.Quintens, L, Hasselt Univ, Fac Appl Econ Sci, Dept Business Adm, Campus Diepenbeek,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.lieven.quintens@uhasselt.be p.pauwels@mw.unimaas.nl paul.matthyssens@ua.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2798
DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2006.05.009
ISI #: 000239881200010
ISSN: 0019-8501
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2007
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