doctoral thesis
Optimization of wood clusters by using the supply chain management concept

Luka Samaržija (2014)
Sveučilište u Rijeci
Ekonomski fakultet
Metadata
TitleOptimizacija drvnih klastera primjenom koncepta menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca
AuthorLuka Samaržija
Mentor(s)Zdravko Zekić
Abstract
Osnovni cilj ove doktorske disertacije jest dokazati na teorijskoj i empirijskoj osnovi mogućnost optimizacije drvnih klastera primjenom koncepta menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca. Kako bi se ostvario cilj istraživanja kreiran je teorijski model koji se temelji na dokazivanju pretpostavki o statistički snažnom doprinosu koncepta menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca efikasnosti i efektivnosti drvnih klastera. Efikasnost je opisana odnosom izmeñu čimbenika menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca − suradnja s partnerima, informatička tehnologija te proces dodavanja vrijednosti (inputi) i performansi opskrbnog lanca (outputi), dok efektivnost ukazuje na odnos izmeñu performansi opskrbnog lanca i konkurentnosti klastera. U teorijskom dijelu rada posebna je pozornost usmjerena na klasifikaciju klastera s obzirom na način procesnog povezivanja članica klastera. Nadalje, u radu su detaljno elaborirane temeljne odrednice menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca te je istražena uloga čimbenika menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca u vertikalno integriranim sustavima (u ovom slučaju klasterima), nakon čega su identificirani čimbenici menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca koji snažno doprinose jačanju konkurentnosti poslovnih subjekata u drvnoj industriji (informatička tehnologija, proces dodavanja vrijednosti i suradnja s partnerima). Empirijskim istraživanjem testirala se mogućnost optimizacije drvnih klastera primjenom spomenutih čimbenika menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca (informatička tehnologija, proces dodavanja vrijednosti, suradnja s partnerima), a u istraživanju je sudjelovalo 58 poslovnih subjekata koji su članovi hrvatskih (22) i austrijskog (36) klastera. Prikupljeni podaci najprije su obrañeni faktorskom analizom, a testiranje hipoteza modela izvedeno je pomoću višestruke regresijske analize kojom je utvrñen statistički značajan doprinos varijabla informatičke tehnologije, suradnje s partnerima i procesa dodavanja vrijednosti na performanse opskrbnog lanca. Ovime je dokazano da koncept menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca pozitivno doprinosi efikasnosti klastera. Osim toga, potvrñen je statistički značajan doprinos performansi opskrbnog lanca na konkurentnost, čime je dokazano da koncept menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca pozitivno utječe i na efektivnost, što jasno ukazuje na mogućnost optimizacije drvnih klastera. Rezultati provedenog istraživanja nedvojbeno ukazuju na važnost i potrebu implementacije koncepta menadžmenta opskrbnog lanca u vertikalno povezanim poslovnim sustavima te predstavljaju polaznu točku za buduća istraživanja. Utvrñene korelacije izmeñu varijabla predstavljaju koristan input za donošenje relevantnih poslovnih odluka, ne samo na strateškoj već i na operativnoj razini.
Keywordsclusters supply chain management optimization efficiency effectivenesss
Parallel title (English)Optimization of wood clusters by using the supply chain management concept
Committee MembersMarija Kaštelan Mrak (committee chairperson)
Zdravko Zekić (committee member)
Marijan Cingula (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Rijeci
Ekonomski fakultet
PlaceRijeka
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics
Organization and Management
UDK334
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Forms of organization and cooperation in the economy
005
GENERALLY
Management
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelpostgraduate
Study programmeEconomics and Business Economics
Academic title abbreviationdr.sc.
Genredoctoral thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2014-12-16
Parallel abstract (English)
The main objective of this doctoral dissertation is to, based on theory and empirical research, confirm the possibility of optimizing wood clusters by applying the supply chain management concept. In order to achieve the research objective, a theoretical model has been created to test and confirm the assumptions on a significant statistical contribution of the supply chain management concept on the effectiveness and efficiency of wood clusters. Efficiency is defined as the relationship between the supply chain management factors - cooperation with partners, information technology and the process of adding value (inputs) and supply chain performance (outputs), whereas, effectiveness reflects the relationship between supply chain performance and cluster’s competitiveness. In the theoretical part of the dissertation, special emphasis is put on the classification of clusters according to the manner in which the processes of cluster members are integrated. Furthermore, the thesis elaborates on the the basic supply chain management determinants. It explores the role of the supply chain management factors in vertically integrated systems (in this case clusters) and identifies the supply chain management factors that strongly contribute to the competitiveness of business entities in wood industry (information technology, the process of adding value and cooperation with partners). The empirical research tested the possibility of optimizing wood clusters by applying the aforementioned supply chain management factors (information technology, the process of adding value, cooperation with partners). The study included 58 business entities: 22 being members of the Croatian cluster and 36 of the Austrian cluster. The collected data were first analyzed by the factor analysis. The model hypotheses were tested using the multiple regression analysis which showed a statistically significant contribution of the information technology, cooperation with partners and the process of adding value variables to the performance of the supply chain. This proves that the concept of supply chain management contributes positively to a cluster’s efficiency. Furthermore, the analysis confirmed a statistically significant contribution of supply chain performance on a cluster’s competitiveness, which confirms that the supply chain management concept also positively effects efficiency, which clearly indicates the possibility of wood cluster optimization. The research results unquestionable indicate the significance and thus the need to implement the supply chain management concept in vertically integrated business systems and represent a starting point for future research. The computed correlations between variables represent a useful input for business decision making, not just at strategic but also at operational level.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)klasteri menadžment opskrbnog lanca optimizacija efikasnost efektivnost
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Noteaccepted version
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:192:808665
CommitterVesna Knez