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The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management

The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management

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January 2013 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Handbook is the first substantive, multidisciplinary 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-organisation networks.


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


Organised 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

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ISBN: 9781412924085

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