Journal of Supply Chain Management

An Empirical Investigation of Global Sourcing Strategy Effectiveness Members Only Content

This study was undertaken to address the need for empirical research on global sourcing strategy effectiveness. This article establishes the importance Of and relationships between several factors that drive the effectiveness of global sourcing strategies. Companies are increasingly viewing global sourcing strategies as a means of reducing cost, increasing quality, and Enhancing a firm's overall competitive position. This article uses a structural equation modeling methodology to test an explanatory model of global sourcing strategy effectiveness. Results indicate that global sourcing structures And processes, global sourcing business capabilities, international language capabilities, and top management commitment to global sourcing are critical to the effectiveness of a global sourcing strategy.

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