Examining the influence of the cultural aspect of uncertainty avoidance on supply chain coordination

Albuloushi, Nour and Algharaballi, Eiman (2014) Examining the influence of the cultural aspect of uncertainty avoidance on supply chain coordination. Journal of Applied Business Research, 30 (3). pp. 847-862. ISSN 0892-7626

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of national culture on supply chain coordination. It investigates whether uncertainty avoidance (UA) influences information sharing (IS) trust and personal interest (PI), which are the main elements that influence supply chain coordination (SCC). This research adopts a survey methodology, followed by expert interviews used as a justification method for survey results. Survey data was collected from 138 international supply chain members, mainly from Middle East and Far East. A total of 11 people were selected as potential interviewees. These people worked in various departments in different companies and were of various nationalities. The findings revealed that the cultural aspect of uncertainty avoidance influences information sharing and trust. This study adds a new contribution to the literature on supply chain management (SCM), as noted in Burgees et al.'s (2006) review of supply chain literature, studies that examine the social aspect of supply chains, including culture, have been neglected.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 by author(s). Published under Creative Commons Attribution License. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 02:31
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 02:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: information sharing; national culture; personal interest; supply chain coordination; trust; uncertainty avoidance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27226

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