Influential factors of collaborative networks in manufacturing

Validation of a conceptual model

Wee Hock Quik, Nevan Wright, Ammar Rashid, Sivadass Thiruchelvam

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The purpose of the study is to identify influential factors in the use of collaborative networks within the context of manufacturing. The study aims to investigate factors that influence employees' learning, and to bridge the gap between theory and praxis in collaborative networks in manufacturing. The study further extends the boundary of a collaborative network beyond enterprises to include suppliers, customers, and external stakeholders. It provides a holistic perspective of collaborative networks within the complexity of the manufacturing environment, based on empirical evidence from a questionnaire survey of 246 respondents from diverse manufacturing industries. Drawing upon the socio-technical systems (STS) theory, the study presents the theoretical context and interpretations through the lens of manufacturing. The results show significant influences of organizational support, promotive interactions, positive interdependence, internalexternal learning, perceived effectiveness, and perceived usefulness on the use of collaborative networks among manufacturing employees. The study offers a basis of empirical validity for measuring collaborative networks in organizational learning and knowledge/information sharing in manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015

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Personnel
System theory
Influential factors
Conceptual model
Collaborative networks
Manufacturing
Lenses
Industry
Employees
Perceived usefulness
Stakeholders
Influence factors
Organizational learning
Information sharing
Systems theory
Praxis
Interaction
Suppliers
Organizational support
Organizational knowledge

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Information Systems and Management

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