The influence of socialisation practices on organisational culture and supplier operational performance

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Abstract

This paper investigates the extent to which informal and formal socialisation mechanisms affect supplier organisational culture and if this leads to improvements in supplier performance.Using a quantitative sample of 279 UK companies from across a variety of industry sectors, a buyer company completed a survey on their perceptions of a typical high-performing supplier. The effect of informal and formal socialisation mechanisms on organisational culture and supplier operational performance outcomes was analysed. Our findings show that informal and formal socialisation methods have a direct and significant influence on the cultural dimensions of market, employee, open and loose. The cultural dimensions of normative and employee, where found to have a significant impact on operational supply chain performance. This is one of the first studies to break down culture into a number of sub-dimensions within the context of buyer/supplier relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages26
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Apr 2016
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - Newcastle University
Duration: 19 Apr 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
Period19/04/16 → …

Keywords

  • socialisation
  • organisational culture
  • supplier management
  • performance

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