Improving organizational learning by sharing information through innovative supply chain in agro-food companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Adis Puška Institute for Scientific Research and Development Brčko district Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aleksandar Maksimović Institute for Scientific Research and Development in Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ilija Stojanović Institute for Scientific Research and Development in Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords: sharing information, innovative supply chain, organizational learning, partnership with customers and suppliers, structural equation model

Abstract

Innovation is essential for long-term success in business and companies need to develop an innovative supply chain to respond to environmental and market challenges. It is necessary to develop knowledge through organizational learning in order to strengthen the ability of companies to innovate. An innovative supply chain is the basis for developing innovation in companies. To improve its market position companies should continuously receive high quality information from participants in the supply chain by sharing information. The complexity of relationships within supply chain affecting organizational learning is the subject of this study. We conducted an empirical study focusing our attention on agro-food companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A questionnaire was used as a data collection tool applying random systematic sampling and a total of 159 companies took part in this study. The empirical findings showed that sharing of information has a significant linkage with an innovative supply chain, but only in establishing partnerships with customers. We confirmed that an innovative supply chain is essential for development of organizational learning and agile supply chain. The findings could assist the managers of agro-food companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve their business. This study provides guidance for improving business using supply chains.

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Published
2018-12-19
How to Cite
Puška, A., Maksimović, A., & Stojanović, I. (2018). Improving organizational learning by sharing information through innovative supply chain in agro-food companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Operational Research in Engineering Sciences: Theory and Applications, 1(1), 76-90. Retrieved from http://www.oresta.org/index.php/oresta/article/view/7