Mapping the Landscape of Emerging Research Topics in Supply Chain Management

Andreas Wieland, Robert B. Handfield, Christian F. Durach

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The purpose of this article is to identify research topics that are emerging in the field of supply chain management [SCM]. The analysis is based on survey data collected from leading SCM researchers. It is found that big data analytics, sustainability, risk management, health care, emerging markets and networks are expected to become important research areas. It is further found that not enough attention will be paid to internal integration, transparency/visibility, ethical issues and the “people dimension” of SCM. This research is intended to help editors, researchers, students and managers to find topics that are relevant for their work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 21st EurOMA Conference : Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
EditorsGiovanni Perrone, Manfredi Bruccoleri
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationBrussel
PublisherEUROMA, European Operations Management Association
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014 - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21


ConferenceThe 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014
Location University of Palermo
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