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dc.contributor.supervisor Deshpande, Sameer
dc.contributor.supervisor Derry, Robbin
dc.contributor.author Anwer, Ehtisham
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-10T19:41:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-10T19:41:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5166
dc.description.abstract The study proposed and tested a theoretical framework incorporating the role of personal values, organizational values and values-congruency in the business purchase decisions. Using the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada as the sampling frame, the study tested hypotheses about the potential relationships between perceived personal values of employees, the perceived organizational values, values-congruency of personal/ organizational values, and the perceived role values play in the business purchase decisions. The study found a significant relationship between the perceived humaneness or benevolence values of the organizations and the perceived role the same values played in the business purchase decisions. The study also showed a similar significant relationship between the perceived humanity or compassion values of the organizations and the perceived role played by the profitability values in the business purchase decisions. Lastly, the study found a significant relationship between the perceived level of formalization in the business purchasing function within the organizations and the perceived role values play in the business purchase decisions. The study proposes theoretical and managerial implications in the fields of business purchasing, supply chain management and business-to-business marketing. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business)
dc.subject Values -- Economic aspects
dc.subject Purchasing -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject Purchasing departments
dc.subject Purchasing agents
dc.subject Industrial procurement -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject business purchase decisions
dc.subject business purchasing behavior
dc.subject organizational values
dc.subject personal values
dc.subject values-congruency
dc.title The value of values: the role of personal values, organizational values and values-congruency in business purchase decisions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Dhillon School of Business en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0310 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0454 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0338 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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