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The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management

The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management

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544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This Handbook is the first substantive, multi-disciplinary academic work to make coherent analysis of supply systems from the perspective of purchasing and supply, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service management, industrial or relationship marketing, and inter-organization networks.

Selected by a team of leading international scholars, chapters examine key issues in the context of globalization and the move towards cooperative inter-organization network working. Expert contributors examine supply at different systems levels and differentiate between supply policy, strategy, management and operations.

Organized into themed parts, the insightful introduction provides the framework for the Handbook that is divided into themed parts; it positions empirical research in the current academic context and highlights possible directions for future exploration. The Handbook will be the touchstone of any researcher interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of supply systems.

Christine Harland, Guido Nassimbeni and Eugene Schneller
Prakash J Singh and Kevin Burgess
Changing Academic Context
Guido Nassimbeni, Christine Harland and Eugene Schneller
Theoretical Debates on Supply Management
Paul D Cousins
A Critical Discussion on the Theory and Development of Inter-Firm Relationships
Lawton R Burns, Eduardo A Cisneros, William Ferniany and Harbir Singh
Strategic Alliances Between Buyers and Suppliers: Lessons from the Medical Imaging Industry
Uta J ttner, Martin Christopher and Thomas Deigendesch
Integrating Marketing and Supplier Network Management
Bjorn Axelsson and Enrico Baraldi
Supply Networks
Gabriella M Racca and Gian Luigi Albano
Collaborative Public Procurement and Supply Chain in the EU Experience
Eugene Schneller, Christine Harland, Helen Walker and Samantha Forrest
Systems of Exchange: Cooperative Purchasing in the UK and US Health Sectors
Andrew Cox
The Political Economy of Transactions: The Praxis of Portfolio Management in Buyer and Supplier Exchange
Asta Salmi
Social Capital and Social Ties in Management of Supply
Pamela Danese, Pietro Romano and Andrea Vinelli
Organisation Development in Supply
Alberto F De Toni and Luca Comello
Theory of Complexity: Guidelines for Strategic Management and Supply Management
PART FOUR: Issues in Strategic Supply Management
Helen Walker
Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions
John Bessant and Wendy Phillips
Innovation Management and Dynamic Capability
Christine Harland, Jan Telgen and Guy Callender
International Research Study of Public Procurement
Lutz Kaufmann, Craig R Carter and Holger Materlik
Beyond Homo Economicus: A Conceptual Approach to Human Behavior in Implementing Early Supplier Involvement
Michael Essig and Markus Amann
E-Procurement and Its Role in Supply Management and Supplier Valuation
Marianne M Jennings
Social Responsibility and Ethical Considerations in the Management of the Supply Chain

'Strategic supply management has vastly increased the productivity of businesses world -wide. But crafting an effective supply management system requires a strategic mindset and considerable implementation skills. This excellent handbook is key to those who want to know how to convert this important movement form a concept into a reality'
Regina Herzlinger, Ph.D.

Nancy R. McPherson
Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

'The field of public procurement is professionalizing internationally and becoming more strategic in its focus. This text contains cutting edge research from leading academics and practitioners from public and private sector and represents a great leap forward in our understanding of the complexities of strategic supply management' -
Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, CEO
National Institute for Governmental Purchasing

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Christine Harland

Christine Harland is Professor of Supply Strategy, School of Management, University of Bath, UK. She directs the Collaborative for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) and is the co-founder of the International Research Study of Public Procurement (IRSPP). She has co-authored world-leading texts and case books in operations management and public procurement. She was President of the UK Health Care Supply Association from 2004-2011. Her current research is on evidencing and improving value in healthcare supply chains, and using public procurement to deliver broader policy and strategy objectives. More About Author

Guido Nassimbeni

Guido Nassimbeni is Professor of Economics and Business Strategy at the University of Udine, Italy, where he is Dean of the Management Engineering Faculty. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Operations Management, Operations Management Research and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. His research interests are centred in the fields of purchasing and supply strategy, buyer-supplier interactions and relationships, internationalization of manufacturing and supply activities. On these topics he has published books and many articles in a number of leading journals. More About Author

Eugene Schneller

Eugene Schneller is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, Department of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He co-directs the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium. His book, Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain, provides an assessment of the complex relationships linking hospitals, suppliers, distributors and clinicians. His current research has a focus on the transfer of supply chain progressive practices from a variety of sectors into health care. More About Author

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