Supply Risk Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Systematic Literature Review

Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 2017

19 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2019 Last revised: 20 Aug 2019

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

RMIT University - School of Business IT and Logistics

Kwok Hung Lau

RMIT University - School of Business IT and Logistics

Siddhi Pittayachawan

School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University

Date Written: July 30, 2019

Abstract

This paper reviews the extant literature relating to supply risk and its mitigation strategies in the context of SMEs. A systematic literature review approach using keyword search in the various academic databases was employed to capture, classify and summarise the main body of knowledge on supply risk management in SMEs. The findings reveal that literature of supply risk management focusing on SMEs is very limited at present. The findings also reveal that leveraging network resources is predominantly advocated by the scholars as a measure of mitigating supply risks in SMEs. Based on the findings of the existing literature, the paper also offers recommendations for future research, which can contribute to the literature on supply risk management in SMEs.

Keywords: Supply risk, supply risk mitigation, small and medium-sized enterprises, literature review

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Chowdhury, Priyabrata and Lau, Kwok Hung and Pittayachawan, Siddhi, Supply Risk Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Systematic Literature Review (July 30, 2019). Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3428943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3428943

Priyabrata Chowdhury (Contact Author)

RMIT University - School of Business IT and Logistics ( email )

Australia

Kwok Hung Lau

RMIT University - School of Business IT and Logistics ( email )

Australia

Siddhi Pittayachawan

School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University ( email )

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Melbourne, 3000
Australia

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