1. bookVolume 29 (2021): Issue 1 (March 2021)
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Supply Chain Finance Factors: An Interpretive Structural Modeling Approach

Published Online: 22 Apr 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 29 (2021) - Issue 1 (March 2021)
Page range: 88 - 111
Received: 18 Mar 2020
Accepted: 15 Feb 2021
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Purpose: The present study aims to identify the critical factors of supply chain finance and the interrelationship between the factors using interpretive structural modeling.

Methodology: Factors of supply chain finance were identified from the literature and experts from both industry and academia were consulted to assess the contextual relationships between the factors. Then, we applied interpretive structural modeling to examine the interrelationships between these factors and find out the critical factors.

Findings: The model outcome indicates information sharing and workforce to be the most influential factors, followed by the automation of trade and financial attractiveness.

Originality/value: Previous literature identified various factors that influence supply chain finance. However, studies showing interrelationships between these factors are lacking. This study is unique in the field as it applies total interpretive structural modeling for assessing the factors that affect supply chain finance. Our model will aid practitioners’ decision-making and the adoption of supply chain finance by providing a necessary framework.


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