Title: Exploitation factors affecting an ambidextrous supply chain

Authors: Mohd. Mehdi; Salma Ahmed; S.M. Fatah Uddin

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India ' Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India ' Galgotias Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, India

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to identify the exploitation factors that affect an ambidextrous supply chain. A total of 85 supply chain managers from Indian supply chains were surveyed. Data was collected through a structured questionnaire that consisted of scales to measure the different exploitation factors/constructs affecting an ambidextrous supply chain using a five-point Likert scale. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) revealed the existence of three underlying independent constructs of exploitation and one dependent construct of ambidextrous supply chain. Based on extant literature, relevant research hypotheses were framed and empirically tested using regression analysis. The study is expected to present important insights to the supply chain managers working in an ambidextrous supply chain about the different exploitation factors which affects their respective supply chains.

Keywords: exploitation factors; competition; partnership; efficiency; ambidextrous supply chain; regression analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2020.109169

International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, 2020 Vol.4 No.2, pp.103 - 122

Received: 22 Jan 2019
Accepted: 05 Aug 2019

Published online: 07 Aug 2020 *

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