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Managing Risk in Strategic Sourcing: A Cross-Sectional and Multi-National Case Study

M Kotula, W Ho, S Talluri, P Dey, X Ma

IEEE Engineering Management Review | Published : 2018


While risk management in supply chains is continuing to receive significant attention in the extant literature, research on risk aspects relating to strategic sourcing across various industry sectors from a multinational perspective is scant. Based on 20 case companies in the construction and electronics sectors in Germany and the United Kingdom, this paper undertakes a comparative evaluation of strategic sourcing risk management practices. We find that risk management has not been adopted fully across industries and countries from a strategic sourcing perspective and that differences exist with respect to risk factors considered, methods adopted to analyze risk, and impact on business perfo..

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