Dynamic Capabilities and Firm Effectiveness: The Mediating Role of Supply Chain Performance

TitleDynamic Capabilities and Firm Effectiveness: The Mediating Role of Supply Chain Performance
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKaurić, AGrilec, Miočević, D, Mikulić, J
EditorBlecker, T, Kersten, W, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsInnovative Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Volume19
Page391
Publisherepubli
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9878-9; 978-3-8442-9880-2
ISSN NumberISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
Keywordscompanies’ effectiveness, dynamic capabilities, manufacturing industry, supply chain performance
Abstract


Dynamic capabilities (DCs) have been in the recent focus of mainstream
strategy research. Recent theoretical advances have seen the advent of DCs in
supply chain management research, where DCs have been identified as
enhancers of supply chain performance and firm’s effectiveness. However, the
literature predominantly lacks studies that empirically integrate the DCs, supply
chain performance and firm’s effectiveness in single theoretical framework.
Building on this gap in the literature, this paper investigates the interplay
between DCs, supply chain performance and firm effectiveness. The study was
carried out on a sample of 85 medium and large manufacturing firms in Croatia.
This study contributes to the literature by offering empirical evidence that the
DCs (agility, adaptability and alignment) higher value-added impact on firm’s
effectiveness in the presence of supply chain performance as a mediator. In the
end, this study offers valuable theoretical and practical implications as well as
suggestions for further research.