Strategic collaboration and sustainable supply chain management: The mediating role of internal and external knowledge sharing

Rasoul Mehdikhani, Changiz Valmohammadi

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of strategic collaboration (SC) on sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), considering the mediating role of internal knowledge sharing (IKS) and external knowledge sharing (EKS). Design/methodology/approach: The study population consisted of experts associated with the supply chain in the automotive, food, clothing, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. After reviewing the literature, a conceptual framework was developed and applied using a structural equation modeling approach. In this study, samples with 271 observations were collected from manufacturing and servicing companies in Iran. Findings: The results showed that SC in the supply chain has a positive impact on the IKS and EKS and SSCM. IKS and EKS have a positive impact on SSCM. Also, the results showed that IKS and EKS fully mediate in the relationship between SC and SSCM. Research limitations/implications: This study has been done in the context of Iran, so caution should be taken to generalize the results. Originality/value: The findings of the study contribute to the knowledge of the managers and policy makers in achieving SSCM. The results provide the important environmental and social concepts regarding the sustainability of supply chain using SC and IKS and EKS.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)778-806
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
Volume32
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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