Strategic alliance formation and the effects on the performance of manufacturing enterprises from supply chain perspective

Jie Yang, Kee Hung Lai, Jifu Wang, Rupak Rauniar, Hongming Xie

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This study examines the antecedents of strategic alliance formation in manufacturing firms in China, the alliance effect on innovation capability and dyadic quality performance, and how these two organisational capabilities are related to the supply chain performance of Chinese manufacturing enterprises in Shanghai. We perform a series of statistical techniques including logistic regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multiple regression analysis for assessing the hypothesised relationships. Our findings indicate that relational stability and effective communication are significant antecedent factors influencing strategic alliance formation among Chinese manufacturing enterprises. Such alliance formation is found to benefit innovation capability and dyadic quality performance, which are significant contributors to the supply chain performance of Chinese manufacturers. We provide important theoretical and practical implications on these antecedents and consequences of strategic alliance formation leading to supply chain performance in the Chinese manufacturing context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3856-3870
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • alliance formation
  • Chinese manufacturing
  • dyadic quality performance
  • innovation capability
  • supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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