An enactment theory model of supplier financial disruption risk mitigation

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Title: An enactment theory model of supplier financial disruption risk mitigation
Author: Handfield, Robert; Valadares de Oliveira, Marcos Paulo
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine supplier financial risk through the lens of Enactment Theory, to explore the role of transparency and communication on buyers’ perceptions of supplier default risk. The authors develop a theoretical model proposing that buyer communication with suppliers leads to preemptive actions that may prevent supplier financial default and fewer supply disruptions. The results suggest that reducing equivocality in buyers through communication with suppliers leads to understanding of financial factors not captured through third-party financial indicators, leading to proactive risk mitigation activities that prevent disruptions during recessionary economic cycles. This research proposes that transparency and communication reduces equivocality in buyers, spurring them to take contractual actions that reduces, financial default in key suppliers, which leads to fewer supply disruptions.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 2017-08-14
Citation: Oliveira, M. and Handfield, R. (2017), "An enactment theory model of supplier financial disruption risk mitigation", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 442-457. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-03-2017-0121
URI: doi.org/10.1108/SCM-03-2017-0121
https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.20/37313


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