An Information Signaling Model of Supply Chain Management Capability Proceedings (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Ghosh, Suvankar; Thornton Jr., John H; Yip, Yewmun


  • Excelling in supply chain management (SCM) is a challenge. Businesses struggling with SCM can try to emulate the practices of firms excelling in SCM if they know who these firms are. Information signaling theory asserts that a credential can be a signal of possessing an underlying capability. Gartner annually publishes a list of who they believe are the top 25 companies worldwide in SCM. Being on this list can be viewed as a credential. However, credentials must be examined for their value. We develop a modified form of the event study methodology to see if the Gartner credential has value-relevance.

publication date

  • 2018


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start page

  • 20