Supply chain innovation: Conceptualization, instrument development, and influence on supply chain performance

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A supply chain (SC) is seen as a source of competitive advantage, and SC innovation has become a critical research topic in business-to-business marketing and production. However, the main obstacle to empirical research on SC innovation is a lack of validated and well-developed scales to measure it. Therefore, developing a measurement scale for the SC innovation construct is necessary. This paper describes the development and validation of a third-order SC innovation scale based on the collection of primary quantitative and qualitative data. SC innovation was then operationalized as a multidimensional construct with three aspects, namely, marketing, technology development, and logistics-oriented innovation activities, resulting in 31 measurement items. The developed SC innovation scale applies to the textile and apparel industry primarily. Business-to-business marketers can apply this empirically validated scale to evaluate their SC innovation efforts and identify areas for improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-159
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Product Innovation Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • empirical study
  • instrument development
  • measurement model
  • scale validation
  • supply chain innovation
  • supply chain research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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