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Trends and Research in the Decision Sciences: Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference by Merrill Warkentin, Decision Sciences Institute

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16. Resources and Operational Performance: An Empirical Assessment

—Fernando G. Picasso, Fundação Getulio Vargas

—Barbara B. Flynn, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

—Ely Laureano Paiva, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Abstract

Manufacturing strategy’s role is to translate an organization’s strategy to operations by developing the capabilities that are needed in order to accomplish the desired performance. Our goal is to identify the role of some resources in supporting achievement of operational performance priorities, based on the resource-based view. We argue that resources positively affect operational performance. We use existing scales for measuring operational performance and resources. The sample is comprised of 291 plants in 11 ...

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