Use of organizational design features in purchasing: The case of garment manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka

Tirimanne, D.N. and Ariyawardana, A. (2008) Use of organizational design features in purchasing: The case of garment manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka. Journal of Management Research, 8 3: 162-167.

Author Tirimanne, D.N.
Ariyawardana, A.
Title Use of organizational design features in purchasing: The case of garment manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka
Journal name Journal of Management Research
ISSN 0972-5814
0974-455X
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 162
End page 167
Total pages 6
Place of publication New Delhi, India
Publisher South Asia Publications
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Due to abolition of the Multi Fiber Agreements, supply chain management has become a crucial issue in the garment industry in which purchasing plays a major role. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the extent of the use of organizational design features in purchasing and their influence on the purchasing performance of 40 garment manufacturing firms. Twenty-three organizational design features in 3 broad categories were used to group the firms. Purchasing performance was measured by using 5 factors. Analysis revealed 2 significantly different groups in terms of 19 organizational design features. Group One consisted of small firms whereas the other consisted of larger firms. The extent of use of all categories of organizational design features was greater in Group Two compared to Group One. Firms that used greater extent of organizational design features achieved better performance in purchasing.
Keyword Garment manufacturing
Organizational design features
Purchase performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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