Handbook of Management Scales/Supply network structure

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Supply network structure (alpha = 0.82)[edit]


The authors identify key constructs related to supply chain management. Based on a systematic instrument develop process, they develop a set of reliable, valid, and unidimensional measurement scales.


  • We have a permeable organizational boundary that facilitates better communication and/or relationship with our key suppliers. (0.59)
  • Our relation with the suppliers is based on interdependence rather than power. (0.72)
  • Our organizational structure can be characterized as a flexible value-adding network. (0.61)
  • Our organizational/supply network structure does not involve power-based relationships. (0.78)