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Strategic Alliance for Resilience in Supply Chain: A Bibliometric Analysis

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Industrial Engineering Department, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran 1774-15875, Iran
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Industrial Engineering Department, Qom University of Technology, Qom 3718-146645, Iran
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Academic Editors: Yoshiki Shimomura and Shigeru Hosono
Sustainability 2021, 13(22), 12715; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212715
Received: 2 November 2021 / Revised: 12 November 2021 / Accepted: 13 November 2021 / Published: 17 November 2021
Resilience is a particularly important quality for supply chains in this turbulent environment. Resilience in the supply chain is the ability to retain, resume, and recover operations after an intense destructive incident. One of the strategic solutions for managing supply chain disruptions is to establish collaboration and strategic alliances in order to achieve competitive advantage. Therefore, given the increasing publication of articles in areas of strategic alliances and supply chain resilience, it is a good opportunity to review these articles, identify gaps in the current literature, demonstrate links between the two areas, and provide suggestions for future research. For these purposes, a bibliometric analysis has been performed on literature available on the Web of Science database. The distribution of articles based on year and country, influential journals, research areas, authors, affiliations, keywords, citations, and reference co-citation analysis are discussed. Results indicate that studies about strategic alliances, meant to increase resilience, are growing in areas such as “Management”, “Operations research”, “Management science”, and “Business”. Furthermore, the sources could be categorized into five clusters; namely “From knowledge concept to value creation”, “Internal and external relationships”, “Logistics and supply chain performance”, “Intellectual capital and strategic management”, and “Critical success factors and alliances”. This article can be useful for both practitioners and academics who explore the topic of strategic alliances and resilience in the supply chain, and also offers managers the opportunity to overcome supply chain disruptions and negative consequences of risks by becoming familiar with the key concepts of resilience. The persistence of businesses and supply chains is guaranteed through communicating with partners and even competitors in the light of alliance according to the findings of this research. Managers can pay attention to the integration of the supply chain to improve resilience and increase collaboration between suppliers and customers. Given the research results, strategic alliances can be noted in expanding organizational entrepreneurship and shaping strategic collaboration networks in light of strategic alliances. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategic alliance; supply chain resilience; resilient supply chain; bibliometric analysis strategic alliance; supply chain resilience; resilient supply chain; bibliometric analysis
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Philsoophian, M.; Akhavan, P.; Abbasi, M. Strategic Alliance for Resilience in Supply Chain: A Bibliometric Analysis. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12715. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212715

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Philsoophian M, Akhavan P, Abbasi M. Strategic Alliance for Resilience in Supply Chain: A Bibliometric Analysis. Sustainability. 2021; 13(22):12715. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212715

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Philsoophian, Maryam, Peyman Akhavan, and Morteza Abbasi. 2021. "Strategic Alliance for Resilience in Supply Chain: A Bibliometric Analysis" Sustainability 13, no. 22: 12715. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212715

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