Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence

Ram Narasimhan, Jayanth Jayaram, Joseph R. Carter

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Abstract

Despite the importance of evaluating purchasing effectiveness in firms, few studies have identified its defining elements. This paper introduces a second order construct of strategic purchasing competence (SPC) defined as comprising five factors, that are determined by fifteen purchasing-related items. The validity of this second order factor structure of SPC is tested in a sample of 179 firms. The results indicate that: 1) the proposed second order factor structure of SPC is valid; and 2) SPC has a significant positive influence on total quality management, and customer satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1242-1244
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 22 1997Nov 25 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period11/22/9711/25/97

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  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Narasimhan, R., Jayaram, J., & Carter, J. R. (1998). Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence. 1242-1244. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3), San Diego, CA, USA, .