Skip to main content

Improving Sustainable Supply Chain Performance through Organisational Culture: A Competing Values Framework approach.

Osei, M. B., Papadopoulos, T., Acquaye, A. and Stamati, T., 2023. Improving Sustainable Supply Chain Performance through Organisational Culture: A Competing Values Framework approach. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. (In Press)

Full text available as:

1-s2.0-S1478409223000055-main.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.


DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2023.100821


This research adopts the institutional and relational view theories to empirically test the impact of organisational culture (OC) on sustainable supply chain performance (SSCP) and further examines the impact of external integration on their relationship, drawing on a study in the food manufacturing industries in the UK and Greece. Using the mixed method approach, structural equation modelling (SEM) technique was first used to empirically analyse the data from a survey of 315 firms. In addition, insights from 11 interviews from top managers were qualitatively used as the basis to enrich and confirm the findings from the quantitative study. Our findings revealed that in the context of global supply chains only developmental, hierarchical, and group culture components of the competing values framework (CVF) as a model for assessing OC are conducive for achieving a higher SSCP. Although developmental, hierarchical and group cultures are instrumental for SSCP, a strong external integration is still required. Thus, external integration was found to mediate the relationship between the dimensions of OC and SSCP. The results further confirmed a positive relationship between all the dimensions of OC (developmental, group, hierarchical and rational culture) and external integration and also a positive impact of external integration on SSCP. This research expands the institutional and relational view theories to examine the effect of OC (using CVF) on SSCP and further reveals the extent of external integration needed in the relationship to enhance SSCP in global supply chains. Supply chain managers are encouraged to adopt integrated competing values, namely, developmental, group, and hierarchical cultures to intensify the external integration in the supply chain to overcome several sustainability challenges and improve SSCP.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sustainability; Sustainable supply chain performance; Organisational culture; Competing values framework; External integration
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:38145
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Feb 2023 14:22
Last Modified:08 Feb 2023 14:22


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -