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The effect of supply chain linkage on micro and small enterprises’ performance

Ya’kob, Siti Aisyah and Wan Jusoh, Wan Jamaliah (2016) The effect of supply chain linkage on micro and small enterprises’ performance. International Journal of Business and Society, 17 (1). pp. 99-112. ISSN 1511-6670

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The practice of linking the enterprises with their channel members through supply chain activities is meant to achieve better performance and to create a win-win situation for both sides. A study on supply chain linkages is necessary in order to observe the effect of the linkages on firms’ performance. Therefore, this study is conducted to examine the factors of supply chain linkages that affect the business performance among micro and small enterprises. Three factors were proposed, which are information sharing, development programme and outsourcing. A total of 214 sets of questionnaires was completed by owners and firm’s personnel from 13 industrial sectors. The findings from this study revealed that information sharing and development programme have a significant and positive relationship with firms’ performance. Even though outsourcing shows a positive relationship with firms’ performance, but the elationship was not statistically significant. The results provide a better understanding of information sharing, development programme and outsourcing from micro and small enterprise perspective in Sarawak.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 163/51497
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply Chain, information sharing, development programme, outsourcing, performance, micro and small enterprise.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of products
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Wan Jamaliah Wan Jusoh
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 11:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51497

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