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)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA, United States
PublisherDecis Sci Inst
Pages1242-1244
Number of pages3
Volume3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
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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Purchasing
Total quality management
Customer satisfaction
Strategic purchasing
Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 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. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (Vol. 3, pp. 1242-1244). Atlanta, GA, United States: Decis Sci Inst.

Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence. / Narasimhan, Ram; Jayaram, Jayanth; Carter, Joseph R.

Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. ed. / Anon. Vol. 3 Atlanta, GA, United States : Decis Sci Inst, 1998. p. 1242-1244.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Narasimhan, R, Jayaram, J & Carter, JR 1998, Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence. in Anon (ed.), Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. vol. 3, Decis Sci Inst, Atlanta, GA, United States, pp. 1242-1244, Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3), San Diego, CA, USA, 11/22/97.
Narasimhan R, Jayaram J, Carter JR. Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence. In Anon, editor, Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Vol. 3. Atlanta, GA, United States: Decis Sci Inst. 1998. p. 1242-1244
Narasimhan, Ram ; Jayaram, Jayanth ; Carter, Joseph R. / Empirical examination of the underlying dimensions of strategic purchasing competence. Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. editor / Anon. Vol. 3 Atlanta, GA, United States : Decis Sci Inst, 1998. pp. 1242-1244
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