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Managing quality risk in supply chain to drive firm's performance: the roles of control mechanisms

Ying, Kei Tse; Zhang, M.; Tan, Kim Hua; Pawar, Kulwant; Fernandes, Kiran

Authors

Kei Tse Ying

M. Zhang

KIM TAN kim.tan@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Operations and Innovation Management

KULWANT PAWAR KUL.PAWAR@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Operations Management

Kiran Fernandes



Abstract

Product harm scandal can be viewed as a company’s nightmare. In many cases, the source of defective or unsafe components may not be the manufacturing firm itself; rather, there may be problems inherent in the supply network. This research aims to investigate the effects of two focused risk management practices, namely supplier development and proactive product recall, on firms’ performance. To scrutinise the impact of two types of control mechanisms, we investigate social control and formal control as antecedents of risk management practices, and explore their moderating roles on the relationship between risk management practices and firm performance. Based on the survey-based data obtained from 209 Chinese manufacturers, structural equation modelling and hierarchical regression are used to test the proposed hypotheses. The results show that both supplier development and proactive product recall significantly contribute to financial performance and quality performance. Furthermore, both formal control and social control are the significant antecedents of the two risk management practices. Most importantly, we examine the moderating roles of the control mechanisms on the relationship between the risk management practices and firm performance. Practitioners should be aware that the control mechanisms have different moderating effects, i.e. different type of control mechanism should be employed to facilitate the risk management practices in order to achieve a better firm performance.

Citation

Ying, K. T., Zhang, M., Tan, K. H., Pawar, K., & Fernandes, K. (2019). Managing quality risk in supply chain to drive firm's performance: the roles of control mechanisms. Journal of Business Research, 97, 291-303. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.01.029

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 13, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 16, 2018
Publication Date 2019-04
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 17, 2019
Journal Journal of Business Research
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Electronic ISSN 0148-2963
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 97
Pages 291-303
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.01.029
Keywords Risk Management; Supplier Development; Product Recall Management; Formal Control; Social Control
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49285
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296318300304
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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