Journal article

Acting as Expected: Global Leadership Preferences and the Pursuit of an Integrated Supply Chain

Thomas Kullg, Frank Wiengarteng, Damien Power, Piyush Shah

Journal of Supply Chain Management | Wiley | Published : 2019


While research has extensively explored the potential benefits companies gain with integrated supply chains, the topic of why some companies are better at pursuing supply chain integration (SCI) is relatively under‐examined. We take the perspective that SCI is associated with preferred forms of leadership using leadership preference derived from path–goal logic. By combining global data sources, we examine the relationships among leadership style preferences, internal integration (i.e., between sales and purchasing) programs, and external integration (i.e., supplier side) programs. Our country‐level results challenge the assumption that the choice to pursue internal and external integration ..

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