Alliance Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Performance in Iran’s Automobile Manufacturing Industry: Proposing and Testing a Model

Arth Prabhand: A Journal of Economics and Management, Vol.2 Issue 2 February 2013

16 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013

See all articles by Kambeiz Talebi

Kambeiz Talebi

University of Tehran

Reza Zaefarian

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Arash Rezazadeh

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Date Written: February 1, 2013

Abstract

One of the solutions to improve auto manufacturers’ performance is forming alliances with their competitors. Recent researches imply that if these alliances follow entrepreneurial activities it will lead to the creation of a new construct: “alliance entrepreneurship”. Carrying out this phenomenon in internal mechanisms of manufacturers leads to higher supply chain performance for them. In the present study we aimed to propose and test a comprehensive model for alliance entrepreneurship. We reviewed recent proposed models relating alliances to propose a new model. Our conceptual model consists of alliance entrepreneurship as the main exogenous construct, supply chain performance as the main endogenous variable, and three mediator constructs: degree of integration, success of alliance, and corporate strategy. Structural equation modeling using partial least squares (PLS) is applied to comprehensively test the research model. Our findings indicate the significant impacts of alliance entrepreneurship on supply chain performance through three path-mediated.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, alliances, alliance entrepreneurship, supply chain performance, degree of integration, success of alliance, corporate strategy

JEL Classification: M13, L19, L62

Suggested Citation

Talebi, Kambeiz and Zaefarian, Reza and Rezazadeh, Arash, Alliance Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Performance in Iran’s Automobile Manufacturing Industry: Proposing and Testing a Model (February 1, 2013). Arth Prabhand: A Journal of Economics and Management, Vol.2 Issue 2 February 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2339719

Kambeiz Talebi

University of Tehran ( email )

Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, UT Tehran 5433174616
Iran

Reza Zaefarian

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship ( email )

Farshi Moghadam (16 St.), North Kargar Ave., Tehr
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

Arash Rezazadeh (Contact Author)

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship ( email )

Farshi Moghadam (16 St.), North Kargar Ave., Tehr
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

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