Collaborative relationships and SME supply chain performance, Dr. Sarah Eyaa, Prof. Joseph Ntayi and Dr. Sheila Namagembe
Dr. Sarah Eyaa
Department of Procurement and Logistics Management
Makerere University Business School, P.o.Box 1337, Kampala
Prof. Joseph M. Ntayi
Dr. Sheila Namagembe
Abstract: SMEs especially those in developing countries face a number of challenges that affect their performance and survival in the long run. One of the challenges that has not been widely explored is that of SME supply chain performance. This study attempts to examine the relationship between collaborative relationships and SME supply chain performance in Uganda. SME supply chain performance is an important area because SMEs account for a large percentage of the private sector. Our study established that collaborative relationships explained 29.5 per cent of the variation in SME supply chain performance. Information sharing and incentive alignment were found to be significant predictors of SME supply chain performance while decision synchronization was not a signification predictor. These findings are important and raise implications for theory and managers of SMEs in Uganda.
Keywords: Supply chain collaboration; Supply chain performance; SMEs; Uganda.
Citation: Eyaa, S., Ntayi, J.M. and Namagembe, S. (2010), "Collaborative relationships and SME supply chain performance", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 233-245. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425961201000018