On the relationship between financial performance and position of businesses in supply chain networks


We investigate how the network position of organisations in an extended supply chain network impacts their financial performance. The paper argues that performance measurement tools should incorporate a network (external, connectedness) perspective in addition to an internal financial perspective. We merge local networks of companies in a supply chain into a single, extended network in which the transactional value-flows on arcs are known. Network position characteristics of focal companies are determined using social network analysis. The impact of these characteristics on financial performance is studied using regression analysis. In the context of our case study, there is some evidence that profitability is related to connectedness and market share. In this way, the paper describes how organisations might enrich their performance measurement tools with connectedness metrics.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107690
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering
Additional Information: © 2020, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance measurement.,Social network analysis,Supply chain management,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Economics and Econometrics,Management Science and Operations Research,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Publication ISSN: 0925-5273
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2024 07:31
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 14:18
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-09
Published Online Date: 2020-02-20
Accepted Date: 2020-02-17
Authors: Seiler, A.
Papanagnou, C. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5889-4209)
Scarf, P.

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