Supply Chain Risk Management: Present and Future Scope
Ghadge, A., Dani, S., & Kalawsky, R. (2012). Supply chain risk management: present and future scope. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 23(3), 313-339.
27 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2012 Last revised: 10 Mar 2017
Date Written: October 2, 2012
Purpose - This paper examines Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) from a holistic systems thinking perspective by considering the different typologies that have evolved as a result of earlier research. The aim of research reported in this paper is the identification of important strategic changes in the field and to outline future requirements and research opportunities in SCRM.
Design/methodology/approach - The Systematic Literature Review (SLR) methodology employed by our research was used to evaluate and categorise a literature survey of quality articles published over a period of 10 years (2000-2010). Additionally, the findings from the SLR have been strengthened through cross validation against results obtained from an associated text mining activity.
Findings - The SLR methodology has provided a rich, unbiased and holistic picture of the advances in the field of SCRM. Consequently, important new research areas have been identified based on a multi-perspective descriptive and thematic data analysis. In addition, our analysis based on evolved typologies indicates a growth of SCRM from a nascent to a fairly established activity over the past decade
Practical implications - The systematic approach undertaken for the literature review will provide future researchers and managers with an insightful understanding of the scope of the SCRM field. Also, the literature review provides important clues on new research directions for SCRM through identification of gaps in current knowledge.
Originality/value - The holistic approach to SCRM was found to be an important missing link in earlier literature surveys. The outcome of the Systematic Literature Review reported in this paper has provided critical insights into the present and future scope of the SCRM field. The identified research insights, gaps and future directions will encourage new research techniques with a view to managing the risks in the globalized supply chain environment.
Keywords: Supply Chain Risk Management, Systematic Literature Review, Text Mining
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