Supply chain transformational leadership, supply chain innovation performance, and satisfaction with relationships and results: Moderating role of supply chain innovativeness

Sean P. Goffnett, Ashita Goswami

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Abstract

Supply chain networks look to transformational leadership and innovation as sources of competitive advantage. Recent theoretical advances have emphasised the need to further investigate these variables in supply chain (SC) literature. The present research attempts to address this call by examining direct and indirect relationships between SC transformational leadership and satisfaction with SC relationships and results. Data from 184 informants was analysed that showed that SC innovation performance mediated the relationship between SC transformational leadership and satisfaction with SC relationships and results. Furthermore, innovativeness capability moderated the mediation, such that the indirect effect of the SC innovation performance on the relationship between SC transformational leadership and satisfaction with SC relationships and results became stronger under conditions of high SC innovativeness. Based on results, we make suggestions for leadership interventions that include a culture level change within the immediate SC to enhance innovativeness capability through greater integration and motivation to innovate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-382
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Satisfaction with supply chain relationships
  • Satisfaction with supply chain results
  • Supply chain innovativeness
  • Supply chain transformational leadership

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