Testing a cumulative model of site competences
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This paper sets out to test the cumulative nature of site competences, also referred to as technical activities and their relationship to operational performance. Based on previeous identification of competence bundles, we specifically test the hypothesis that first production responsibilities are added at a plant then supply chain and finally development responsibilities. We do this using structural equations modeling based on data from 109 Swedish plants. The results do not conclusively confirm a cumulative model, but give partial support for the hypothesis. There is also support for that higher degree of site competences can have a positive impact on certain aspects of operational performance.
Plant role, cumulative competences, structural equations modeling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-68665DiVA: diva2:419528