The impact of institutional pressures on supplier integration and financial performance: Evidence from China

Baofeng Huo (First Author), Xiande Zhao (Participant Author), Xin Zhai (Participant Author), Honggeng Zhou (Participant Author), Craig H. Wood (Participant Author), Zhaojun Han (Participant Author)

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Abstract

With the rapid development of Chinese manufacturing industry and economy, there is an increasing emphasis on the Chinese institutional environment. In this study, we examine the impact of the three aspects of institutional pressures – normative, mimetic, and coercive – on the two dimensions of supplier integration – system and process – and their impact in turn on financial performance. We test the relationships with data collected from 617 manufacturers in China. Our results show that normative and mimetic pressures are positively related to both system and process integration; while coercive pressures are only positively related to process integration and not significantly related to system integration. The results also indicate that both system and process integration have a positive impact on financial performance. By developing and testing a theoretical model about institutional pressures, supplier integration, and financial performance in the context of the Chinese manufacturing industry, this study contributes to both the institutional and supply chain management literature, as well as providing a better understanding of Chinese manufacturing practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-94
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume146
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Corresponding author email

xiande@ceibs.edu

Project name

网络环境下的服务创新与服务设计研究

Project sponsor

国家自然科学基金

Project No.

71090403

Keywords

  • AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
  • CHAIN INTEGRATION
  • COVARIANCE STRUCTURE-ANALYSIS
  • China
  • EXTERNAL INTEGRATION
  • Financial performance
  • Institutional pressure
  • Journal
  • MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATION
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • Supplier integration
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • UNCERTAINTY

Indexed by

  • ABDC-A*
  • SCIE
  • Scopus

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