How does small business impact on utilization of industry-led supply chain innovation capacity?

Maree Storer, Mario Ferrer, Kate Hughes, Paul Hyland

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This research uses conjirmat01y factor analysis and structural equation modelling to examine how organizational size - made up of four dimensions - control, resources, trust and complexity - impacts on utilization of indust1y-led supply chain innovation capacity in a traditional agribusiness industry, the Australian beef industry. It confirms small business rather than larger business accords greater importance to exploiting supply chain dynamic capabilities, particularly in relation to utilizing industry -led supply chain innovation capacity. For small business in Australian beef supply chains, being agile and able to adapt and align their business practices with supply chain partners is integral to ensuring these businesses remain relevant and competitive in this market. In theoretical terms this is supported by authors in the dynamic capabilities literature as they argue these types of capabilities enable organizations to innovate faster (or better), often leading to the creation of newer sources of competitive advantage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International CINet Conference
Subtitle of host publicationpracticing innovation in times of discontinuity : 5-7 September 2010, Zürich, Switzerland
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789077360132
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational CINet Conference (11th : 2010) - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 5 Sept 20107 Sept 2010


ConferenceInternational CINet Conference (11th : 2010)
CityZurich, Switzerland


  • innovation
  • supply chain
  • dynamic capability
  • organizational size


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