How does firm innovativeness enable supply chain resilience? The moderating role of supply uncertainty and interdependence

Ismail Golgeci, Serhiy Ponomarov

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Despite its potential benefits in a wide range of circumstances, firm innovativeness received scant attention in relation to managing the various risks and uncertainties in the global business environment. Likewise, there is still a limited understanding of firms’ supply chain resilience (SCR) and its related antecedents in the strategic management literature. This research focuses on exploring the relationship between firm innovativeness and SCR in an attempt to facilitate bridging the gap between two important research streams and shed some light on the contingent value of firm innovativeness against disruptions and adversities. The moderating role of supply uncertainty and interdependence in the focal relationship was also hypothesised and tested. Findings suggest that firm innovativeness is positively associated with firm SCR, and supply uncertainty negatively moderates this relationship but interdependence does not. We argue that this could be due to the dual nature of interdependence in supply networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-282
Number of pages16
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Issue number3
Early online date16 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • firm innovativeness
  • environmental uncertainty
  • interdependence
  • supply chain resilience

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