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Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains: a systematic literature review and conceptual framework

Kembro, Joakim LU ; Selviaridis, Kostas LU and Näslund, Dag LU (2014) In Supply Chain Management 19(5-6). p.609-625
Abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore what theoretical lenses have been used to analyze and understand information sharing in supply chains. The paper elaborates on the predominant theories and discusses how they can be integrated to research different aspects of information sharing. Design/methodology/approach - The paper carried out a structured literature review by using a combination of selected keywords to search for peer-reviewed articles in ten journals. Findings - The findings suggest that four out of ten reviewed articles explicitly apply one or more theoretical lenses. The predominant theories used include transaction cost economics, contingency theory, resource-based view, resource dependency theory and relational... (More)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore what theoretical lenses have been used to analyze and understand information sharing in supply chains. The paper elaborates on the predominant theories and discusses how they can be integrated to research different aspects of information sharing. Design/methodology/approach - The paper carried out a structured literature review by using a combination of selected keywords to search for peer-reviewed articles in ten journals. Findings - The findings suggest that four out of ten reviewed articles explicitly apply one or more theoretical lenses. The predominant theories used include transaction cost economics, contingency theory, resource-based view, resource dependency theory and relational governance theories such as the relational view and social exchange theory. Research limitations/implications - These theories can be applied to analyze different aspects of information sharing. By using the theories in a complementary way, it is possible to increase our understanding of information sharing between companies related to: why and what information to share with whom, how to share and the impact of antecedents, barriers and drivers. Practical implications - The results of the paper highlight the importance of tailoring information sharing structures and mechanisms to the context of the transaction and the business relationship. Originality/value - This paper addresses how theoretical perspectives inform empirical research on information sharing in supply chains. It puts forward an integrative conceptual framework based on cross-disciplinary theories and makes specific suggestions for future empirical research in this area. (Less)
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Supply chain management, Supply chain, Information sharing, Literature, review, Theoretical perspectives
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Supply Chain Management
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19
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5-6
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609 - 625
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0460
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  author       = {Kembro, Joakim and Selviaridis, Kostas and Näslund, Dag},
  issn         = {1359-8546},
  keyword      = {Supply chain management,Supply chain,Information sharing,Literature,review,Theoretical perspectives},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5-6},
  pages        = {609--625},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Supply Chain Management},
  title        = {Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains: a systematic literature review and conceptual framework},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0460},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2014},
}