Special Issue "Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Management"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Financial Technology and Innovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mohammad Iranmanesh
Guest Editor
School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, 6027, Joondalup, Australia
Interests: Technology Management; Big Data Analytics; Supply Chain Management; Sustainability; Structural Equation Modeling
Dr. Reza Kiani Mavi
Guest Editor
School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, 6027, Joondalup, Australia
Interests: Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Data Analytics, Data Envelopment Analysis, Performance Measurement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, big data, blockchain, and social media have changed the landscape of supply chain management and have dramatically influenced supply chain structures and activities. Although digital technologies have the potential to drive decisions and enhance performance, many firms that have invested in digital technologies have reported failure in gaining the advantage of adopting digital technologies. Various technological, organizational, and environmental factors may influence the successful adoption and implementation of digital technologies. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform to illustrate the impact of digital technologies in various areas of the supply chain, to discuss the drivers and barriers of successful adoption and implementation of digital technologies, and to provide guidelines for successful digital transformation. We seek submissions on a broad range of topics not limited to:

  • Effects of digital technologies in different steps of the value chain;
  • Roles of various stakeholders in facilitating and promoting digital transformation;
  • Drivers and barriers of adopting and implementing digital technologies in various areas of the supply chain;
  • Guidelines for facing the barriers and successful implementation;
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19 in adopting and implementing digital technologies;
  • Evaluating efficiency of supply chains adpoting digital transformation.

Dr. Mohammad Iranmanesh
Dr. Reza Kiani Mavi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Digital transformation 
  • Big data 
  • Internet of Things 
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Blockchain 
  • Social media 
  • Information system 
  • Supply chain
  • Value chain 
  • Business models 
  • Organizational structure 
  • Outsourcing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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