Title: ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN PERSONNEL

Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 4
Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 377-384
Authors: Jarno Einolander, Hannu Vanharanta
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


The concept of organizational commitment has been studied extensively during the past decades, and remains one of the most challenging and studied concepts in organizational research. In purchasing as well as in supply chain management, commitment plays a central role, because the personnel work directly with outside organizations, and consequently their performance can have a significant effect on the total effectiveness of the organization. This paper discusses organizational commitment and its importance in supply chain management and in the purchasing function. In addition, the principles of our newly developed Internet-based evaluation instrument are highlighted. This application has been preliminarily tested and the verification and validation processes are currently under evaluation.