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Supply Chain Innovation in Scientific Research Collaboration

College of Economic and Trade, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Zhongshan Institute, Zhongshan 528400, China
Graduate Institute of Global Business and Strategy, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 10645, Taiwan
Department of Logistics Management, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 753;
Received: 6 December 2018 / Revised: 24 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 31 January 2019
Innovations in supply chains and logistics, which help businesses reduce their costs and meet customer needs, have become increasingly vital. In this study, we first conducted a content analysis followed by a social network analysis to systematically review 104 research papers on supply chain innovation (SCI) that were published between 1987 and 2018. The results suggest that SCI research was originally concentrated in the United States and did not receive much attention in Europe and Asia, until more recently. An analysis of collaboration networks indicates that an SCI research community has just started to form, with the United Kingdom at the center of the international collaborative network. Implications of the study and directions for future research are summarized in detail, based on the systematic literature review. View Full-Text
Keywords: supply chain innovation; systematic review; social network analysis; collaboration supply chain innovation; systematic review; social network analysis; collaboration
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Yuan, C.-H.; Wu, Y.J.; Tsai, K.-M. Supply Chain Innovation in Scientific Research Collaboration. Sustainability 2019, 11, 753.

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