A comparative study of schedule nervousness among high-tech manufacturers across the straits

Kris M.Y. Law, Angappa Gunasekaran

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High-tech firms are facing multiple challenges in a competitive market. Among the multiple challenges, scheduling nervousness has been a critical issue concerning the high-tech manufacturers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between the various schedule nervousness determinants (relationships with business partners, internal operation) and to study the impacts of schedule nervousness on the individuals dealing with scheduling issues in the supply chain (i.e., collective efficacy), among the high-tech manufacturing firms in the region (Hong Kong and Taiwan). A research framework linking schedule instability and contributors (suppliers/customers and internal operation) and individuals (perceived efficacy) is applied. The study sheds light on the relationships between scheduling instability and various determinants in the supply chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6015-6036
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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