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Competence in supply chain management: A systematic review

Derwik, Pernilla LU and Hellström, Daniel LU (2017) In Supply Chain Management 22(2). p.200-218
Abstract
Purpose
This paper presents an integrated view of the literature published on all aspects and facets of competence in supply chain management (SCM) and furthermore provides a framework for classifying and analyzing literature to facilitate further study, practice, and research.
Design/methodology/approach
A systematic literature review identified 98 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications on the subject of competence in SCM.
Findings
This review identifies and classifies the key content of the subject based on whose
competence (level of analysis) and the type of competence (competence element), resulting in a framework that brings together aspects at the individual and organizational level, and of the... (More)
Purpose
This paper presents an integrated view of the literature published on all aspects and facets of competence in supply chain management (SCM) and furthermore provides a framework for classifying and analyzing literature to facilitate further study, practice, and research.
Design/methodology/approach
A systematic literature review identified 98 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications on the subject of competence in SCM.
Findings
This review identifies and classifies the key content of the subject based on whose
competence (level of analysis) and the type of competence (competence element), resulting in a framework that brings together aspects at the individual and organizational level, and of the functional, relational, managerial, and behavioral elements of competence from the SCM literature. It furthermore displays the timeliness and wide-ranging character of the subject, as presented by the evolutionary timeline and the main research streams.
Research limitations/implications
Although competence in SCM is a key to business success, the subject is ambiguous and an explicit need exists for more research. This paper provides a foundation for future examination of and theory building in this subject. It also alerts researchers to complementary studies outside of their own “customary” domains.
Practical implications
This paper can support managers in their pursuit to secure competence in SCM and thereby improve outcomes on both individual and organizational level. It can furthermore assist in the development of relevant programs and training sessions.
Originality/value
To the best of our knowledge, this work represents the first systematic literature review on the subject of competence in SCM. In addition, it proposes a taxonomy for mapping and evaluating research on this subject. (Less)
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Systematic literature review, Supply chain management, Competence
in
Supply Chain Management
volume
22
issue
2
pages
19 pages
publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
external identifiers
  • wos:000405473100008
  • scopus:85023180145
ISSN
1359-8546
DOI
10.1108/SCM-09-2016-0324
language
English
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yes
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2017-05-30 15:58:32
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  author       = {Derwik, Pernilla and Hellström, Daniel},
  issn         = {1359-8546},
  keyword      = {Systematic literature review,Supply chain management,Competence},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {200--218},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Supply Chain Management},
  title        = {Competence in supply chain management: A systematic review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SCM-09-2016-0324},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2017},
}