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Conference Proceeding

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Finance and Supply Chain Management

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Psychological empowerment attracts researchers in theory building, measurements, and applications at the individual and team levels. Based on social dilemma theory and resource dependency theory, this study proposes a research model to explore (1) the relationship between supplier modularity practices and build-to-order supply chain (BOSC) capabilities, (2) the role of supplier empowerment in moderating the relationship between supplier modularity practices and BOSC capabilities, and (3) the direct impact of supplier empowerment on BOSC capabilities in a supply chain context. The model is tested with 208 responses from automotive suppliers in North America and in China.


This article was originally published in 41st Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting.


Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute