Supply chain innovation in scientific research collaboration

Chih Hung Yuan, Yenchun Jim Wu, Kune Muh Tsai

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Abstract

Innovations in supply chains and logistics, which help businesses reduce their costs and meet customer needs, have become increasingly vital. In this study, we first conducted a content analysis followed by a social network analysis to systematically review 104 research papers on supply chain innovation (SCI) that were published between 1987 and 2018. The results suggest that SCI research was originally concentrated in the United States and did not receive much attention in Europe and Asia, until more recently. An analysis of collaboration networks indicates that an SCI research community has just started to form, with the United Kingdom at the center of the international collaborative network. Implications of the study and directions for future research are summarized in detail, based on the systematic literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Article number753
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 31
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Social network analysis
  • Supply chain innovation
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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