Research on strategic decision-making is of great importance and has grown impressively (Elbanna, Thanos, & Papadakis, 2014). However, very few studies related to strategic decision-making process (SDMP) have been tailored on Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (Tunisini, Bocconcelli & Pagano, 2011), as the majority of these have been focused to large/multinational firms (Quintens, Pauwels, & Matthyssens, 2006). At the same time, few studies (Francioni, Musso & Cioppi, 2015) attempt to combine the field of analysis of SDMP with that of international strategy, especially with reference to import activities. Finally, just one study (Kaufmann & Gaeckler, 2015) analyzed decision-making speed in purchasing. Therefore, the main purpose of our study is to provide theory and testing to elucidate the role of decision-maker’s speed during global sourcing decision-making (GSDM) processes. In order to achieve this goal, the research focus will examine the behavior of Italian small manufacturing companies.

SMEs’ international strategic decision-making speed. A purchasing perspective

FRANCIONI, BARBARA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Research on strategic decision-making is of great importance and has grown impressively (Elbanna, Thanos, & Papadakis, 2014). However, very few studies related to strategic decision-making process (SDMP) have been tailored on Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (Tunisini, Bocconcelli & Pagano, 2011), as the majority of these have been focused to large/multinational firms (Quintens, Pauwels, & Matthyssens, 2006). At the same time, few studies (Francioni, Musso & Cioppi, 2015) attempt to combine the field of analysis of SDMP with that of international strategy, especially with reference to import activities. Finally, just one study (Kaufmann & Gaeckler, 2015) analyzed decision-making speed in purchasing. Therefore, the main purpose of our study is to provide theory and testing to elucidate the role of decision-maker’s speed during global sourcing decision-making (GSDM) processes. In order to achieve this goal, the research focus will examine the behavior of Italian small manufacturing companies.
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