Looking for SPSS expert who needs to carry on some statistical techniques, i.e., Descriptive statistics, Cluster analysis, Regression analysis, and Factor analysis.
I am going to give you a SPSS file which contains data from an international survey on purchasing practice among manufacturing firms. I have been working on the dataset for 2 years now. However, the dataset I am going to give you, is a subsample of the whole dataset. I am also going to attach the instrument, that is, the actual questions that I used for the survey.
Now, what you have to do, is similar to the article "An empirical taxonomy of purchasing functions" by Paul Cousins. You can download the article from this link http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01443570610672239. Keep in mind, the article is not based on the data I give you. I am providing it so you can understand the context of what you have to do.
If you are not able to download the article, I will provide you the article in the message option. I will also provide the data file and the actual survey in the message section once you are settled for the job.
Now, I need the following from you,
1. Try to describe the maturity of the purchasing function in the sample.
2. Try to assess the impact of purchasing function maturity on purchasing category performance.
3. Try to assess the impact of purchasing function maturity on financial performance.
The answers need not to be too long as long as you cover all the critical findings. I recommend using factor analysis, cluster analysis, descriptive statistics (like the mean value) and regression analysis. I also recommend that you illustrate your model(s) with help of dependent and independent variables and arrows.
Please feel free ask me questions. I very much encourage it. Thanks!