Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) competencies today and in future: Taking stock and moving forward

Lydia Bals, Heike Schulze, Stephen Kelly, Klaas Stek

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Competencies in Purchasing & Supply Management (PSM) are the individual-level foundations of PSM performance. This paper takes stock of previous research and presents empirical results on current and future PSM competencies based on case study research. It categorizes PSM competencies according to Tassabehji and Moorhouse (2008)Tassabehji and Moorhouse (2008), and identifies changes over the last 10 years in the requirements for modern PSM practitioners. The work adopts a Knowledge-Based View (KBV) and differentiates PSM competencies as either explicit or tacit. The results provide insights for higher education curricula development and provides stimuli for competency model development and training in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages122
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018
Event27th Annual IPSERA Conference 2018: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Fostering Innovation - Aegli conference hall , Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Mar 201828 Mar 2018
Conference number: 27


Conference27th Annual IPSERA Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2018
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  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • competencies
  • knowledge-based view

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