Ambidextrous supply chain as a dynamic capability: building a resilient supply chain

Published on Jan 25, 2016in Management Decision
· DOI :10.1108/MD-12-2014-0674
Sang M. Lee59
Estimated H-index: 59
(NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln),
Jin Sung Rha5
Estimated H-index: 5
(DU: Dankook University)
Purpose – Developing ambidexterity as a dynamic capability is important for firms to sustain their competitive advantage. Moreover, this capability allows firms to build the resiliency to mitigate enterprise risks. The purpose of this paper is to apply two main theoretical frames from the strategy literature, dynamic capabilities, and organizational ambidexterity, to supply chain management (SCM) to examine mitigation strategies for supply chain (SC) disruptions. The authors empirically investigated how the firm’s SC ambidexterity is developed through a dynamic capability-building process and how this, in turn, can mitigate the negative impact of SC disruptions and improve business performance. Design/methodology/approach – This study conducted a field survey to answer the research questions as there exists no archival database with detailed information on ambidextrous SC strategies and dynamic capability. A total of 316 usable responses were received from managers working in the SC area. Confirmatory fac...
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