Campus Units

Supply Chain and Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-20-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

41

Last Page

59

DOI

10.1108/JDAL-11-2018-0017

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to empirically evaluate the relationship between learning culture, workforce level, human capital and operational performance in two diverse supply chain populations, aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness.

Design/methodology/approach – Drawing upon competence-based view of the firm and human capital theory, this paper analyzes data from two studies.

Findings – The results provide support for the hypothesized model. Workforce level moderates the relationship between learning culture and human capital, and human capital partially mediates the relationship between learning culture and operational performance.

Research limitations/implications – The findings have implications for behavioral supply chain management research and implications for educating and training the supply chain management workforce. While the populations represent a diverse set of logistics functions and responsibilities, the participants are all military members, which may limit generalizability.

Practical implications – This study should help leaders understand the importance of learning culture and the perceived differences in its effect on human capital based upon workforce level.

Originality/value – This research is among the first to investigate the role of workforce level and answers a multitude of calls for research into the human side of supply chain management.

Comments

This article is published as Overstreet, R.E.,Skipper, J.B., Huscroft, J.R., Cherry, M.J., and Cooper, A.L.,(2019). Multi-study analysis of learning culture, human capital and operational performance in supply chain management: The moderating role of workforce level. Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics. 3(1), 41–59. Doi: 10.1108/JDAL-11-2018-0017.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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