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A Collaborative Framework for Governance Mechanism and Sustainability Performance in Supply Chain

Publication Details
Authors: Awan Usama, Kraslawski Andrzej, Huiskonen Janne
Editors of book: Freitag, Michael; Kotzab, Herbert; Pannek, Jürgen
Edition name or number: Lecture Notes in Logistics
Publishing place: Germnay
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Lecture Notes in Logistics
Title of parent publication: Dynamics in Logistics
Journal acronym: LNL
Start page: 67
End page: 75
Number of pages: 9
ISBN: 978-3-319-74224-3
eISBN: 978-3-319-74225-0
ISSN: 2194-8917
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The results indicate that socially sustainable development is two-fold:firstly, involves fostering interaction through relational governance and secondly, ensuring cohesion with cultural intelligence capability. We develop a theoretical framework and empirical research approach for understanding how cultural intelligence capabilities can be used to transform relational governance to improve social sustainability in an inter-firm exchange relationship. The analysis is based on cross-sectional base survey questionnaires on a sample of 239 senior managers from four manufacturer industries using partial least squares structural equation modelling approach. Sustainability performance framework is conceived on a foundation of the theoretical body of knowledge in the literature. This study contributes by identifying key cultural intelligence capabilities; management is more likely to work effectively with their crossborder supply chain partners. The dynamic capability theory helps explain how culturally intelligent individuals are able to dynamically adjust, protecting and adapt to the partner cultural in inter-organizational collaborations. Our results through structural equation modelling approach confirmed that collaborative relational governance is useful to improve the social sustainability performance.

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