Title: Effective organisational control for sourcing risk: from the perspective of small companies in China

Authors: Mingu Kang; Xiaobo Wu; Kihyun Park

Addresses: School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China. ' School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China. ' Department of Management, School of Business, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA 15108, USA

Abstract: This paper aims to examine sourcing risk management issues faced by foreign invested small companies (FISCs) that operate in China. Using a case study approach, this paper investigates the relationship between perceived sourcing risk and organisational control. The research findings show that foreign invested small companies operating in China exercise different types of organisational control to mitigate different sourcing risks. We also suggest managerial insights on effective sourcing in China.

Keywords: sourcing risk management; organisational control; foreign investment; small companies; FISCs; China; case study; small firms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2012.047201

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2012 Vol.5 No.4, pp.486 - 501

Published online: 30 May 2012 *

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