Purchasing Competence: A Stakeholder-based Framework for Chief Purchasing Officers

  • Daniel Kern
  • Roger Moser
  • Naveen Sundaresan
  • Evi Hartmann
Part of the Essays on Supply Chain Management book series (ESCM)


A specific research stream within the purchasing and supply management literature focuses on the development of purchasing competence frameworks. We apply stakeholder theory and multiple methods of data collection to develop and confirm a hierarchy-specific purchasing competence management framework for chief procurement officers and validate it using confirmatory factor analysis on empirical data from 124 multinational companies. The results reveal a significant relationship between CPO’s purchasing management competence and different purchasing performance measures confirming the appropriateness of stakeholder theory for such a competence framework.


Stakeholder Group Supply Chain Management Operation Management Stakeholder Theory Stakeholder Management 
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