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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

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Our Operations, Analytics and Information Systems faculty have written many of the definitive textbooks in the areas of operations, data analysis, database management, networking, and Excel modeling.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Exploring the Relationship between Efficient Supply Chain Management and Firm Innovation: An Archival Search and Analysis

2010, Journal of Supply Chain Management

Sachin Modi, Vincent A. Mabert

Abstract

This paper illustrates the use of secondary data for operations and supply chain management research by investigating the association between efficient supply chain management and innovation of firms. An empirical inquiry is conducted using archival financial statement information and patent citation data for firms in the manufacturing sector, over a 10-year period from 1987 to 1996. Longitudinal analysis, focusing on the influence of efficient supply chain management on a firms innovation over time, is conducted. Results and limitations are discussed along with a summary of steps, which may be fol- lowed when using secondary data for operations and supply chain manage- ment research.

Citation

Modi, Sachin and Vincent A. Mabert, “Exploring the Relationship between Efficient Supply Chain Management and Firm Innovation: An Archival Search and Analysis,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 81-94.