A structural approach to assessing postponement strategies: construct development and validation

Saghiri, Soroosh (2011) A structural approach to assessing postponement strategies: construct development and validation. International Journal of Production Research, 49(21), pp. 6427-6450. ISSN (print) 0020-7543

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Abstract

This paper endeavours to introduce and validate constructs and measured variables for postponement strategies. Although empirical researchers have examined postponement, a consistent set of valid, reliable factors has not been developed and used. The lack of valid construct is a barrier to hypothesis testing and meta-analysis on postponement. Using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), the validity and reliability of the proposed postponement constructs are examined. This is performed through a pilot study and a large scale survey on a sample of 219 manufacturing firms which represent a wide range of manufacturing operations. The outcomes of this paper establish a set of variables which can measure shipment, manufacturing, purchasing and design postponements.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Business School (Informatics and Operations Management) (until July 2013)
Depositing User: Soroosh Saghiri
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 11:04
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 15:44
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17818

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