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The Determinants of Information Sharing and the Performance of Supply Chain: A Case of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Kabelele, Deus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-08T08:06:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-08T08:06:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11192/4335
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract Due to the increasing importance of information sharing in the supply chains towards better performances while there is lack of studies conducted in developing countries like Tanzania, trying to investigate the determinants of information sharing among trading partners and the impact of information sharing on the supply chain performance led to the conduction of this study so as to fill the empirical gap. The general objective of the study was to assess the determinants of information sharing and the performance of supply chain, where the first three specific objectives focused on ascertaining the influence of intra-organizational factors, inter-organizational factors and environmental factors on information sharing while the fourth and last one focused on ascertaining the influence of information sharing on the supply chain performance. The study was conducted at Dar es Salaam taking beverage manufacturing companies as a case. Resource based view (RBV), social exchange theory (SET) and network theory (NT) together with other empirical studies conducted in the developed countries were used as a basis for the development of the conceptual framework. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs were employed for findings triangulation purposes. The snowball sampling technique was used to collect data from 170 respondents using online survey while purposive sampling was used to collect data from 10 respondents through interviews. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to analyze quantitative data while explanation building process was used for qualitative data. The study findings indicated that for intra-organizational factors only information technology had significant contribution on information sharing while top management support had insignificant contribution; for inter-organizational factors only trust was significant while commitment, common vision and reciprocity were insignificant determiners; both of the environmental factors the competitive environment and environmental uncertainty were found to have significant positive influence on information sharing. Moreover, the study found that supply chain performance is significantly determined by information sharing. The study had several implications to various concerned stakeholders and suggested future studies to take into account the indirect effects of determinants of information sharing on the supply chain performance since they were ignored in this study. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Individual en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Information sharing en_US
dc.subject Supply chain en_US
dc.title The Determinants of Information Sharing and the Performance of Supply Chain: A Case of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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