Inter-firms relationships and supply chain strategy mechanism in Indonesian family SMEs

Kussudyarsana, Muhammad Halim Maimun, Anton Agus Setyawan, Ram Vemuri

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In an emerging economy such as Indonesia, family firms represent the most common form of business organization. This study discussed the supply chain strategy mechanism for inter-firms relationships in context of family small medium enterprises (SMEs). This study investigated in what situation family SMEs should apply relational or and formal supply chain strategy mechanism. This study used multiple regression analysis to examine hypothesis. In the data collection, questionnaires were distributed to 350 owners and managers of small-medium enterprises, around seven cities in Java Island in Indonesia. Results indicated two factors asset specificity and uncertainty-influenced both formal and relational supply chain strategy. Through the investigation of supply chain strategy mechanism in family SMEs this study contributes to answer the appropriateness of the application supply chain strategy mechanism in Family SME.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-886
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Supply Chain Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


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