Entrepreneurial ventures play as key pillars in the supply chain networks. Therefore, through the decision-making method, this study aims to prioritise entrepreneurial firms in the supply chain and to select the ones that perform properly in the network. In this regard, three main criteria are taken into account: Surrounding environmental, Entrepreneurial firm capabilities and Individual entrepreneurial capabilities and characteristics; including several sub-criteria for each. As for the methodology, a fuzzy Technique for Order Preferences by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method is used to prioritise entrepreneurial firms, which considers the ideal solution with linguistic weights. As such, a sample of 141 Australian firms has been taken from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) database. Our findings confirm that the proposed method for prioritising the determinants entrepreneurial firms lead to designing a sustainable supply chain.
|International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
|Accepted/In press - 1 Nov 2020