Supply chain risk management and the role of organisation culture: evidence from Libyan ports

Atig, M 2020, Supply chain risk management and the role of organisation culture: evidence from Libyan ports , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Seaports are one of the main facilitators of economic growth as they create trade and jobs globally. Particularly in African countries, where they are considered as focal points for oil and gas exportation with both neighbouring and developed countries. As a result, Supply Chain Risk Management or SCRM has become increasingly significant. This research focuses on the context of North African countries, specifically Libya, which is currently suffering from a leadership crisis, violent and political conflict, armed groups and a risky geographical location. All of which relate to and help to build connections within the context of national and organisational culture and the impact of SCRMP on Libyan Ports (LPs). By understanding these connections, these ports could then improve their working conditions, whilst becoming aware of internal and external factors and their impact on survival. This research aims to develop and aid understanding of the impact of SCRM on LPs and how these risk management practices are linked with both national and organisational culture. The focus will be on both internal and external factors, which may influence either positively or negatively. In order to comprehensively understand the topic, this research considers; experience, background, opinions, suggestions, situations, context, culture, and the environment. A pilot study will be conducted with 32 supervisors from four major Libyan ports; Misurata, Khoms, Tripoli, and Benghazi, being interviewed. The main findings highlighting the negative influence of factors such as high-power distance, authority, uncertainty avoidance, political involvement, centralisation, nepotism and low levels of long-term decision making on the SCRMP operations of Libyan Ports (LPs). Ultimately, a conceptual framework will be developed to aid understanding of how the top management of ports in developing countries could be improved using SCRMP.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mohamed Atig
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 14:24
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 14:24
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56238

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