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dc.contributor.authorHagelaar, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStaal, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWalhof, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorBadenhorst, Hen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T23:38:16Z
dc.date.available2015-06-25T23:38:16Z
dc.date.copyright2014-04-30en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationInternational Purchasing Supply Education Research Association held at Pretoria, South Africa, 2014-04-13 to 2014-04-16, published in: 23rd Annual IPSERA Conference Proceedings South Africa 2014, vol.23rd Annual Proceedings (Purchasing and Supply Management in difficult times - the sky is the limit), pp.231 - 248 (17)en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-620-60348-5en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8875
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The central objective of this conceptual paper is to gain a better understanding under what circumstances purchasing and supply activities within Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are managed. Purchasing & Supply Management (PS Management) within SMEs differs from that in large enterprises. SMEs have different organisational settings and are not small versions of large enterprises. Whilst there is abundant literature on SMEs as well as on PSM, there is only little literature on PSM within SMEs. PSM research within SMEs must consider specific characteristics such as informal organisation, less specialization in business functions and less available resources. SME management will focus more on the overall operations and less on specific business functions. The approach of SME management to inward-bound purchasing and supply activities is often holistic; its approach to outward-bound purchasing and supply activities is characterized by a relative dependent position in supply chains. This paper proposes a conceptual model to explain the relationship between the governance of purchasing and supply activities and their purchasing and supply performance. The paper adopted the Transaction Cost Theory (TCT) with levels of integration to describe five governance types. To explain the relation between these governance types and performance, the paper includes the TCT-related moderating variables general uncertainty (macro and meso environment) and asset specificity (meso environment). It also introduces the moderating variables SME characteristics and management characteristics and business model. From this conceptual model the paper then develops an analytical framework which describes the five governance types and the circumstances under which they are ideal-typically sustained. The conceptual model and analytical framework combine different domains of literature to enhance the understanding of the different forms of purchasing and supply activities within an SME context. Combining these different domains gives beneficial insights that cannot be found in the separate literature domains. The applying model and framework in empirical research will enable the design of management instruments. Hence this paper is a starting point into purchasing and supply management research within SMEs aimed at supporting SMEs in their performance.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of South Africa - UNISAen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=95509en_NZ
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectConceptual
dc.subjectSmall and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
dc.subjectprocurement
dc.subjectPurchasing and Supply (PS
dc.subjectPSM)
dc.subjectPS governance
dc.subjectPS activities
dc.subjectTransaction Cost Theory
dc.titleA conceptual model and analytical framework for studying purchasing & supply management within SMEsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
aut.publication.placePretoriaen_NZ
aut.relation.endpage248
aut.relation.issuePurchasing and Supply Management in difficult times - the sky is the limiten_NZ
aut.relation.pages17
aut.relation.startpage231
aut.relation.volume23rd Annual Proceedingsen_NZ
pubs.elements-id185622


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