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Purchasing Status and Strategic Thinking Climate in the Jordanian Manufacturing Sector

PP: 175- 190
Abdelsalam Issa Al-Rashid, Loay M. Salhieh, Jamal D. Abu-Doleh, Luay Jum,
The aim of this study is to present an examination of the relationship between strategic purchasing practices and purchasing involvement at a strategic level in manufacturing sector, with strategic thinking climate as a moderating variable. Based on the collected sample, the authors explored the proposed hypotheses by applying the hierarchical multiple regression analysis to explore moderation effect of strategic thinking climate. The results suggest that purchasing working in organizations described as having low strategic thinking climate would not elevate the status or strategic involvement of the purchasing function in business strategy formulation even though purchasing practices are strategic in nature. While organizations who have high level of strategic thinking climate would elevate the status or strategic involvement of the purchasing function given its practices are strategic in nature. This study represents a first attempt at a type of climate that would affect the status and involvement of purchasing in the strategy formulation process.

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