An Empirical Study on Absorptive Capacity, Perceived Incentive Benefit and the Quality of Collaboration in Project-based Supply Chain

프로젝트 공급망 참여기업의 흡수능력, 지각된 인센티브 혜택 및 협업의 질에 관한 실증연구

  • Received : 2013.06.07
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28


Supply chain management for engineering project focuses on planning acquisitions, identifying and choosing the right suppliers and subcontractors, planning and negotiating appropriate contracts, and administering the collaboration with the suppliers and subcontractors. This paper aims to identify the determinants of SCM performance of the suppliers and subcontractors participating in the project-based supply chain. This study proposes the absorptive capacity, fairness of suppliers' evaluation, the quality of collaboration and incentives as major research variables, and collected the survey responses from the suppliers and subcontractors having experiences with major engineering projects. The statistical results indicate that the incentives, absorptive capacity and the quality of collaboration influence SCM performance of suppliers, and that the fairness of suppliers' evaluation has some impact on the incentives and the absorptive capacity. But on the contrary to our expectation, the incentives have no significant impact on the level of absorptive capacity.


SCM performance;Collaboration;Incentives;Absorptive Capacity;Fairness of Evaluation


Supported by : 한국연구재단