Explanation of factors affecting supply risk management in automotive industry supply chain: A Grounded Theory

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student, Allame Tabatabaei University, Tehran,Iran

2 Prof., Allame Tabatabaei University, Tehran,Iran

3 Associate Prof., Allame Tabatabaei University, Tehran,Iran


 This article aims to identify what and how factors influence management of supply risk in automotive industry supply chain. Based on grounded theory and 13qualitative in-depth interviews with 10 managers in Iran's automotive industry supply chain, a theoretical framework is developed to examine antecedents and effective factors of this process. This framework suggests a broad range of factors causing an automobile manufacturer to manage the supply risk. These factors are called perceptual-attributive factors. In addition varied contextual and intervening factors are affecting automobile manufacturer decisions thereby guiding their actions/reactions in this process. Such factors are categorized as bedder factors and contingency factors.



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