Measuring institutional pressures in a supply chain context: scale development and testing

Katri Kauppi*, Davide Luzzini

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

16 Sitaatiot (Scopus)
108 Lataukset (Pure)

Abstrakti

Purpose: Increasing amount of empirical research in operations and supply chain management is using institutional theory as its theoretical lens. Yet, a common scale to measure the three institutional pressures – coercive, mimetic and normative – is lacking. Many studies use proxies or a single, grouped, construct of external pressures which present methodological challenges. This study aims to present the development of multi-item scales to measure institutional pressures (in a purchasing context). Design/methodology/approach: First, items were generated based on the theoretical construct definitions. These items were then tested through academic sorting and an international survey. The first empirical testing failed to produce reliable and valid scales, and further refinement and analysis revealed that coercive pressure splits into two separate constructs. A second q-sorting was then conducted with purchasing practitioners, followed by another survey in Italy to verify the new measurement scale for four institutional pressures. Findings: The multimethod and multistage measurement development reveals that empirically the three institutional pressures actually turn into four pressures. The theoretical construct of coercive pressure splits into two distinct constructs: coercive market pressure and coercive regulatory pressure. Originality/value: The results of the paper, namely, the measurement scales, are an important theoretical and methodological contribution to future empirical research. They present a much-needed measurement for these theoretical constructs increasingly used in management research.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut79-107
Sivumäärä29
JulkaisuSupply Chain Management
Vuosikerta27
Numero7
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä4 lokak. 2021
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 19 jouluk. 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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