The Role of National Culture in Supply Chain Disruptions Through its Impact on Supplier Relationships and Supply Chain Disruption Orientation

  • Saita A.S. Al Sadoon

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis investigates the role of national culture in supply chain disruptions by determining the correlation between supplier relationships, supply chain disruption orientation (SCDO) and supply chain disruptions. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the thesis and its contents. This chapter presents the motivation for and the background of the study, which provides insight into why the research was undertaken. The section on the study background offers a broader understanding of the research and how it is linked to national culture and supply chain disruption. The research problem, rationale and scope are outlined and the research question, objectives and aims stated. The research contributions are then discussed, and an overview of the thesis structure is provided. By addressing this important research problem, this thesis will contribute to the existing literature on national culture and supply chain management and provide valuable insights for practitioners and scholars alike.

Date of AwardJun 2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorOscar Rodriguez-Espindola (Supervisor) & Pavel Albores (Supervisor)

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