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Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to provide a conceptual/theoretical foundation to enhance the body of knowledge related to supply chain interdependence and technology‐enabled coordination. Design/methodology/approach – The paper heavily engaged itself in the theory/literature related to coordination theory, interdependence theory, interdependence, coordination and supply chain technologies to formulate the theoretical propositions. Findings – From the literature/theoretical bases, the paper derived a total (include sub‐components) of eight theoretical propositions related to interdependence, coordination and technology enablers. Research limitations/implications – While technology enabled‐coordination is central to supply chain management, there is a lack of a prescriptive view present in the literature. By deriving insights from the rich literature related to coordination theory and interdependence theory, we provide a theoretical foundation for future research to enhance the body of knowledge related to the systematic application of technology to foster the appropriate coordination strategy. Practical implications – Although empirical support is warranted, the proposed concepts related to technology‐enabled coordination offer pragmatic advice to managers. Originality/value – The paper provides a theoretical foundation for future research to enhance the body of knowledge related to the systematic application of technology to foster the appropriate coordination strategies.
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 2008
Keywords: Supply chain management; Communication technologies; Integration
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