IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(2): 175-177 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.385

Flexibility and Relationship Integration as Antecedents of Organisation’s Supply Chain Agility

Sajad Fayezi, Ambika Zutshi, and Andrew O’Loughlin
Abstract— The paper investigates the inter-relationships between relationship integration, flexibility and agility across the organisation’s supply chain. Some hypotheses were drawn from an extensive review of the literature and an earlier qualitative research. The conceptual framework proposed in this paper contributes to the better understanding of the supply chain agility and its key antecedents, which is crucial to the business stability and prosperity amid the intense turbulence, uncertainty and competition.

Index Terms— Agility, flexibility, relationship integration, supply chain management.

The authors are with School of Management and Marketing, Deakin University, Australia (e-mail: sajad.fayezi@deakin.edu.au).

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Cite: Sajad Fayezi, Ambika Zutshi, and Andrew O’Loughlin, " Flexibility and Relationship Integration as Antecedents of Organisation’s Supply Chain Agility," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 175-177, 2013.

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