标题：The impact of product complexity and variety on supply chain integration
作者：Shou, Yongyi; Li, Ying; Park, Young Won; Kang, Mingu
作者机构：[Shou, Yongyi; Kang, Mingu] Zhejiang Univ, Sch Management, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples R China.; [Li, Ying] Shandong Univ, Sch Management, Jinan, Pe 更多
通讯作者地址：[Li, Y]Shandong Univ, Sch Management, Jinan, Peoples R China.
来源：INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
关键词：Product complexity; Structural equation modelling; Supply chain; integration; Internal integration; Supplier integration; Customer; integration; Product variety
摘要：Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the antecedents of supply chain integration (SCI) at the product level. More specifically, it aims to show the relationship between product-level characteristics (i.e. product complexity and product variety) and different dimensions of SCI (i.e. internal, supplier and customer integration).; Design/methodology/approach - A survey-based research design is developed to measure different dimensions of SCI, product complexity and product variety. The authors use structural equation modelling to test the related hypotheses.; Findings - This research shows that internal integration is an enabler to supplier and customer integration. The results also show that under high product complexity, firms tend to implement internal and supplier integration, while product complexity does not have a direct impact on customer integration. Product variety is confirmed to be positively related to all dimensions of SCI.; Originality/value - This paper contributes to the SCI literature by first, providing empirical evidence which supports the study of the product design-supply chain interface; and second, exploring the relationships between product complexity, variety and internal, supplier and customer integration based on a governance view.