This paper aims to advance our understanding of sourcing decisions of Australian textile retailers using positivist agency theory (PAT). In this regard, we draw on opportunistic agility seeking behaviour of organisations to address the following research questions: What factors influence sourcing decisions in the Australian textile retail sector? And; How these factors explain the retailer’s decision of working with global or local suppliers? Building on Cunningham (2014) we consider opportunistic agility as pursuit of agility based on internal interests (stemming from bounded rationality and self-interest) rather than supply chain orientation.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2017|
|Event||European Operations Management Association - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jul 2017 → 5 Jul 2017
|Conference||European Operations Management Association|
|Period||1/07/17 → 5/07/17|