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Supply Chain Disruptions and Corporate Performance

  • Kevin B. Hendricks
  • Vinod R. Singhal
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Abstract

Managers are becoming increasingly aware that their companys reputation, earnings consistency, and ability to deliver better shareholder returns are increasingly dependent on how well they manage supply chain disruptions. Although firms have always faced the risk of supply chain disruptions, the attention it receives has increased dramatically in recent years. This is likely driven by at least four developments. First, supply chains have become more complex due to globalization, outsourcing, single sourcing, and the focus on removing slack from supply chains. While many of these strategies have improved performance, these strategies have also made supply chains more prone to disruptions.

Keywords

Supply Chain Stock Return Senior Executive Supply Chain Performance Operating Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business & EconomicsWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.College of ManagementGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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