Manager competences in logistics and supply chain practice

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Manager competences in logistics and supply chain practice. / Derwik, Pernilla; Hellström, Daniel; Hall Karlsson, Stefan.

In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 69, No. 11, 2016, p. 4820-4825.

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T1 - Manager competences in logistics and supply chain practice

AU - Derwik, Pernilla

AU - Hellström, Daniel

AU - Hall Karlsson, Stefan

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - In the 30 years since its inception, the field, profession, and practice of logistics and supply chain management have undergone profound business transformation. This study uses shadowing and practice theory to explore the nature of manager competence in logistics and supply chain management. The results suggest that logistics and supply chain managers use business managerial, generic, and behavioral competences in practice rather than supply chain management expertise. Although the existing literature depicts competences as discrete and factor-based, the findings further reveal how managers use combinations of competences that create synergistic effects. The findings imply that the level of competence in practice extends beyond the sum of individual competences. In particular, company experience is a distinct key competence that managers constantly use in combination with other competences, and thereby has a significant effect on manager competences. The results produce four propositions for future research.

AB - In the 30 years since its inception, the field, profession, and practice of logistics and supply chain management have undergone profound business transformation. This study uses shadowing and practice theory to explore the nature of manager competence in logistics and supply chain management. The results suggest that logistics and supply chain managers use business managerial, generic, and behavioral competences in practice rather than supply chain management expertise. Although the existing literature depicts competences as discrete and factor-based, the findings further reveal how managers use combinations of competences that create synergistic effects. The findings imply that the level of competence in practice extends beyond the sum of individual competences. In particular, company experience is a distinct key competence that managers constantly use in combination with other competences, and thereby has a significant effect on manager competences. The results produce four propositions for future research.

KW - Manager competence; supply chain management; logistics management; managerial work; practice theory

KW - supply chain management

KW - logistics management

KW - managerial work

KW - practice theory

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84971280495&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.037

DO - 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.037

M3 - Article

VL - 69

SP - 4820

EP - 4825

JO - Journal of Business Research

T2 - Journal of Business Research

JF - Journal of Business Research

SN - 0148-2963

IS - 11

ER -