Journal article

Withstanding the economic recession: Examining the efficacy of manufacturing strategy alignment and process integration

A Nair, PJ Singh, A Bhattacharya, S Pal

International Journal of Production Economics | Elsevier | Published : 2021


In this paper, through the lens of contingency theory, we examine how manufacturing strategic alignment and process integration affect manufacturing plant performance under two distinct environmental contexts presented by long-term macroeconomic instability. A large-scale dataset was specifically assembled for the purpose of this research investigation by combining plant-level survey data on practices and performance with secondary macroeconomic data for 14 countries from multiple sources. The results from multi-level regression analyses indicate that while manufacturing strategy alignment and process integration are beneficial for plant performance, they have distinct effects when the conti..

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