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Investigating supply chain research trends amid Covid-19: a bibliometric analysis

Gizem Erboz (Department of Operations Management and Decision Science, ESSCA School of Management, Budapest, Hungary)
Haidar Abbas (Department of Business Administration, College of Applied Sciences, University of Technology and Applied Sciences Salalah, Salalah, Oman)
Saeed Nosratabadi (Institute of the Information Society, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 24 May 2022

Issue publication date: 14 February 2023




The purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of Covid-19 on the supply chain management and to provide an agenda for future research in this context.


By using the SCOPUS database, a total of 191 articles of 1,323 research articles were selected for further analysis. Bibliometric analysis and science mapping were performed which included author influence, affiliation statistics, keywords, citations, co-citation and co-word analysis.


Five clusters were identified in the context of supply chain management under Covid-19: managing disruptions in global food supply chains (SCs), using Industry 4.0 technologies for sustainable SCs, collaboration across the supply network for contingency situations, coping with disease outbreaks in personal and professional lives and countering the ripple effect of pandemics. These clusters are potential areas for future research.


Literature is still rare about SC practices amid the Covid-19 crisis. Therefore, this study attempts to provide insights and fill the current gaps on this field.



Erboz, G., Abbas, H. and Nosratabadi, S. (2023), "Investigating supply chain research trends amid Covid-19: a bibliometric analysis", Management Research Review, Vol. 46 No. 3, pp. 413-436.



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