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Where is supply chain resilience research heading? A systematic and co-occurrence analysis

Imran Ali (School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Australia)
Ismail Gölgeci (Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 2 October 2019

Issue publication date: 2 October 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to algorithmically and objectively investigate the previous literature on supply chain resilience (SCR) and advance theory by synthesizing new research domains.

Design/methodology/approach

A two-staged analysis approach, integrating systematic literature review (SLR) with VOSviewer co-occurrence analysis, was applied to the articles published between 2003 and 2018.

Findings

The authors find exponential growth in the literature on SCR over the last decade; however, there is still a gap for empirical research on numerous drivers, barriers, theories, moderators, mediators and research methods intertwined in building SCR.

Research limitations/implications

The review identifies major clusters in which SCR research is conducted and devises a future research agenda based on the findings of co-occurrence analysis.

Practical implications

The findings provide managers with a broad spectrum of factors that are indispensable to build resilience and inform business policy.

Originality/value

While some SLRs exist in the current literature of SCR, the authors undertake a unique analytical perspective, resulting in an idiosyncratic set of research domains for further investigation in the area.

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Citation

Ali, I. and Gölgeci, I. (2019), "Where is supply chain resilience research heading? A systematic and co-occurrence analysis", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 49 No. 8, pp. 793-815. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPDLM-02-2019-0038

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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