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Rural supply chain management: a multidimensional framework for future research in Europe

Prockl, Günter ; Williger, Bettina ; Tampe, Maja ; Vakulenko, Yulia LU and Hellström, Daniel LU (2019) In International Journal of Business and Systems Research
Abstract
Innovations affect urban and rural areas differently. Although the
supply chain management (SCM) literature recognises the interaction between
urban and rural areas in terms of flow of products, people and communication,
the rural perspective is clearly missing. An inductive approach was applied
using an interdisciplinary panel of international experts to explore challenges
and opportunities in the integral fields of rural development and SCM. Four
key dimensions emerged that deal with rural logistics, policy, community and
innovation. The results characterise rural SCM as multidimensional and
classify the research field according to these four key dimensions. The resulting
holistic framework brings the... (More)
Innovations affect urban and rural areas differently. Although the
supply chain management (SCM) literature recognises the interaction between
urban and rural areas in terms of flow of products, people and communication,
the rural perspective is clearly missing. An inductive approach was applied
using an interdisciplinary panel of international experts to explore challenges
and opportunities in the integral fields of rural development and SCM. Four
key dimensions emerged that deal with rural logistics, policy, community and
innovation. The results characterise rural SCM as multidimensional and
classify the research field according to these four key dimensions. The resulting
holistic framework brings the wide-ranging character of the research field
together. The study provides foundations for the future research and theory
building in this emerging research field. It also supports the development of
rural markets and businesses in their efforts to cope with challenges that are
particularly relevant to retail and service industries. (Less)
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rural, supply chain management, SCM, logistics, innovation, policy, community, expert panel, Europe
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  abstract     = {Innovations affect urban and rural areas differently. Although the<br/>supply chain management (SCM) literature recognises the interaction between<br/>urban and rural areas in terms of flow of products, people and communication,<br/>the rural perspective is clearly missing. An inductive approach was applied<br/>using an interdisciplinary panel of international experts to explore challenges<br/>and opportunities in the integral fields of rural development and SCM. Four<br/>key dimensions emerged that deal with rural logistics, policy, community and<br/>innovation. The results characterise rural SCM as multidimensional and<br/>classify the research field according to these four key dimensions. The resulting<br/>holistic framework brings the wide-ranging character of the research field<br/>together. The study provides foundations for the future research and theory<br/>building in this emerging research field. It also supports the development of<br/>rural markets and businesses in their efforts to cope with challenges that are<br/>particularly relevant to retail and service industries.},
  author       = {Prockl, Günter and Williger, Bettina and Tampe, Maja and Vakulenko, Yulia and Hellström, Daniel},
  issn         = {1751-200X},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Inderscience Publishers},
  series       = {International Journal of Business and Systems Research},
  title        = {Rural supply chain management: a multidimensional framework for future research in Europe},
  year         = {2019},
}