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Angappa Gunasekaran

Angappa Gunasekaran
Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg · School of Business Administration

PhD

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Humanitarian supply chains (HSC) have vital significance in mitigating different disruptive supply chain risks caused due to natural or man-made activities such as tsunami, earthquakes, flooding, warfare, or the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Each kind of disaster poses a unique set of challenges to the operationalization of HSC. This study attempts to...
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A digital twin is an integration of virtual and physical systems using disruptive technologies. More precisely, it is a method of developing sustainable, intelligent manufacturing systems for attaining robust quality, reducing time, and customized products using real-time information throughout the product life cycle. This paper presents a systemat...
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The sustainable supply chain (SSC) has received significant attention worldwide in the last few years because it integrates sustainability dimensions into its process. Recent artificial intelligence (AI) based advancements in technology make it possible to overcome many problems associated with supply chain (SC) networks. The current study was perf...
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Purpose The study attempts to develop a multi-product multi-period (MPMP) aggregate production plan (APP) to fulfill the customers' demand in terms of throughput and lead time for achieving market competence. Design/methodology/approach This research proposes an integrated Fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP), multi-objective linear programmi...
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Lots of work has been conducted to explore and explain inter-organizational relations between supply chain partners. However, we have noticed that there is no accurate agreement between authors. Therefore, to better understand this disparity, the authors have studied supply chain inter-organizational relationship dynamics in different industries to...
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The focus of Industry 4.0 (I4) technologies is to address the issue of scarce resources and improve productivity by providing solutions to economise the use of limited resources and find other substitute raw materials. Circular economy (CE) is also identified as a solution to manage the increasing pressure of environmental regulations, price volati...
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In Industry 4.0 environment, supply chains have become prone to various risks due to rapid globalization and process digitalization. The uncertainties and unplanned and unnatural events that are internal to supply chain networks and external to the environment of a firm pertaining to global supply chains are regarded as supply chain risks. The obje...
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This special issue aims to explore the interplay between digital transformation, resilience, and the role of the capabilities, considering the organizations and supply chains levels. This topic is highly relevant for practitioners and scholars to understand how this interaction can contribute to organizations and their supply chains responding the...
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Purpose – This research prioritizes the critical supply chain risks (SCRs) and determines risk mitigation strategies (RMSs) for the Indian apparel industry to alleviate the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic disruption. Design/methodology/approach – Initially, twenty-three SCRs within the apparel industry are identified through an extant literature rev...
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Research in the field of green supply chains has recently gained attention in the developing world. This area is equally important for both practitioners and academics. Studies in the environmental sustainability field have predominantly addressed the carbon footprint concerning stakeholders in the production/manufacturing industries. However, they...
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The present agriculture food supply chain (AFSC) faces numerous challenges about the growing demand for food items and consumer preference regarding food safety. In addition to growing concerns about sustainability, stringent government regulation, food security, and traceability issues force the managers, industries, and practitioners working in A...
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In this paper, a new production, allocation, location, inventory holding, distribution, and flow problems for a new sustainable-resilient health care network related to the COVID-19 pandemic under uncertainty is developed that also integrated sustainability aspects and resiliency concepts. Then, a multi-period, multi-product, multi-objective, and m...
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Purpose This paper proposed a bi-level mathematical model for location, routing and allocation of medical centers to distribution depots during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The developed model has two players including interdictor (COVID-19) and fortifier (government). Accordingly, the aim of the first player (COVID-19) is to maximize system cos...
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Several attempts are needed to choose the most compatible production system for achieving the desired manufacturing outputs. The significant role of manufacturing strategy deployment is selecting the production system best suited for a manufacturing firm. The appropriately chosen production system (strategic process choice) facilitates to produce “...
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Purpose The COVID-19 crisis has created enormous strain in global supply chains. The disruption has caused severe shortages of critical items, including personal protective equipment (e.g. face masks), ventilators and diagnostics. The failure of the industry to meet the sudden demand for these necessary items has caused a severe humanitarian crisis...
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The advent of new technologies alongside the generation of the vast amount of data in the manufacturing processes makes Green Lean Six Sigma (GLSS) approaches very challenging. This paper presents a novel framework termed ‘BDA-GLSS’ that guides companies to effectively integrate Big Data Analytics (BDA) in GLSS to improve their environmental perfor...
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Manufacturing strategy is an essential aspect of production and operations management discipline. It plays a crucial role in the success of business strategy by configuring manufacturing decisions effectively to achieve the firm's competitive advantage in the marketplace. From the advent of the manufacturing strategy concept, it has advanced immens...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of immediate performance outcomes on the relationship between dimensions of supply chain integration (SCI) and financial performance. Design/methodology/approach This study tests the proposed model linking dimensions of SCI, immediate performance outcomes and financial performance...
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Purpose – Despite the growing awareness of supply chains on industry 4.0 (I4.0) capabilities as the enabler of sustainable performance, little is known about what accelerates this interaction. Prior studies have focused on the ambidexterity dilemma and the need to adopt sustainable interorganizational governance to drive I4.0 capabilities while ach...
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The study investigates the relationship between the information and communication-enabled supply chain integration (SCI) and sustainable supply chain performance (SSCP). Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, there is no empirical evidence on the impact of blockchain technologies (BT) on the SSCP. Therefore, the primary aim of this study is to ass...
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Purpose Project scope creep is a nightmare and nearly intolerable task. Most project managers struggle to curtail the expanse and degree of scope creep. This study examines different likely project scope creep factors associated with the construction industry projects. Design/methodology/approach After many brainstorming sessions with construction...
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Product return is a critical issue due to the uncertainty associated with the price, demand, and quality of the product. Thus, businesses must improve their information transparency to administer the product return behaviour of the end-user. Different studies so far have contributed to developing solutions to manage product return issues. This pape...
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Previous research into the upstream supply chain governance mechanisms that focal firms use with suppliers to improve their ethical performance and reputation is incipient. The original contribution includes the development of empirical model using global value chain and transaction cost perspective by exploring the complex power relationship betwe...
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Purpose This study attempts to identify the supply chain risks (SCRs) induced during the COVID-19 disruption in an Indian handloom saree industry and determine suitable risk mitigation strategies (RMSs) to overcome the impact of the epidemic disruption. Design/methodology/approach This work determined 11 SCRs through an extensive literature review...
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Purpose This paper aims to identify and explain the link between relational dynamics and the development of coordination capabilities of Fourth-Party Logistics Providers (4PL) within a supply chain (SC). We aim to demonstrate the critical role relational dynamics can play in converting trust from interpersonal to inter-organizational level and faci...
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The present study uses a large group decision-making technique to identify and rank the best big data-driven circular economy (BDDCE) practices in the auto-component industry. The data pertaining to the BDDCE practices were collected from the decision-makers in three groups, namely, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics & marketing function from...
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As world is affected by demand volatility; process uncertainty; supply chain complexity and information ambiguity forming a VUCA world. To manage this scenario, industries are adopting emerging technologies for business excellence and one among them is Blockchain. Blockchain technology (BCT) is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) that stores tran...
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Blockchain appears to still be nascent in its growth and a relatively untapped asset. This research investigates the need of blockchain in Industry 4.0 environment from Big Data perspective in supply chain management. The research method used in this study involves a combination of an Action Research method and Case Study research. More specificall...
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Today’s supply chains are very different from those of just a few years ago, and they continue to evolve within an extremely competitive economy. Dynamic supply chain processes require a technology that can cope with their increasing complexity. In recent years, several functional supply chain applications based on artificial intelligence (AI) have...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a decision support system for managers to predict an organization’s probability of successful blockchain adoption using a machine learning technique. The study conceptualizes blockchain technology as a dynamic capability that should be possessed by the organization to remain competitive. The factors influenci...
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There has been an increased interest among scholars to investigate supply chain resilience (SCRes) in manufacturing and service operations during emerging situations. Grounded in the SCRes theory, this study provides insights into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the automobile and airline supply chain. Both the short and long-term response s...
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Overview of Special Issue: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic shocks around the globe, and a green recovery has been defended as fundamental in a greener, post-pandemic world. However, the role of information management and emerging technologies in unlocking a truly green recovery has not been addressed by the state-of-the-art literature, a...
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The editorial discusses the current developments, challenges and research opportunities in digital supply chain management. First, the emerging theorization on digital supply chain is introduced and focuses on innovative technologies (big data, cloud computing, internet of things, etc.). Second, the necessity to explore new strategic, organizationa...
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The agricultural supply chains (ASCs) are exposed to unprecedented risks following COVID-19. It is necessary to investigate the impact of risks and to create resilient ASC organisations. In this study, we have identified and assessed the ASC risks caused by disruptions. These threats were assessed using Fuzzy Linguistic Quantifier Order Weighted Ag...
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Big data analytics capability can reshape competitive advantages for a service system. However, little is known about how to develop and operationalize a service system analytics capability (SSAC) model. Drawing on the resource based view (RBV), dynamic capability theory (DCT) and the emerging literature on big data analytics, this study develops a...
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Purpose This study aims at reviewing the articles on the themes of manufacturing strategy (MS) published in “Benchmarking: An International Journal (BIJ)” and investigating the trends of publication for future research. Design/methodology/approach Five-stage methodology to conduct a literature review is adopted comprising: (1) article collection,...
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The purpose of this article is to propose an ontological framework of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to investigate CSR definitions published in supply chain research in reference to the proposed ontological framework. The dimensions of the CSR ontological framework are clustered into five broad categories: approach, benefits, stakeholde...
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Big data has played an increasingly important role in using data to improve business value. In response to several big data challenges, the purpose of this study is to identify firm-level capabilities required to create value from big data. The adjacent theories of business process management and IT business value underpinned the study, together wi...
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Understanding supply chain sustainability performance is increasingly important for supply chain researchers and managers. Literature has considered supply chain sustainability and the antecedents of performance from a triple bottom line (economic, social, and environmental) perspective. However, the role of supply chain visibility and product comp...
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The long-term viability of an organization hinges on social, environmental, and economic measures. However, based on extensive review of the literature, we have observed that measuring and improving the sustainable performance of supply chains is complex. We have grounded our theoretical framework in institutional theory (IT) and resource-based vie...
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The smart manufacturing systems (SMS) offer several advantages compared to the traditional manufacturing systems and are increasingly being adopted by manufacturing organizations as a strategy to improve their performance. Developing an SMS is expensive and complicated, integrating together various technologies such as automation, data exchanges, c...
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Dear Scholars, You are welcome to consider submitting your research work on the special issue titled "emerging trends in the interply between analytics and operations in MSME's"
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This study explores the firm’s orientation in adopting Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain. Institutional theory and dynamic capabilities view theory are used to explain the theoretical framework. Further, it is tested, if any institutional pressure moderates the orientation relationship to Industry 4.0 adoption intention and digital supply chain...
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Agriculture plays an important role in sustaining all human activities. Major challenges such as overpopulation, competition for resources poses a threat to the food security of the planet. In order to tackle the ever-increasing complex problems in agricultural production systems, advancements in smart farming and precision agriculture offers impor...
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There has been tremendous interest in blockchain technology (BT) (also known as distributed ledger technology) around the globe and across sectors. Following significant success in the financial sector, other sectors, such as humanitarian sector, have started deploying BT at various levels. Although the use of BT in the humanitarian sector is in it...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine cyber security risks in globalized supply chains (SCs). It has been seen to have a greater impact on the performance of SCs. The information and communication technology of a firm, which enhances the efficiency and effectiveness in the SC, could simultaneously be the cause of vulnerabilities and expos...
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Is Hong Kong best suited for the “super-connector” role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), forging stronger links among partnering countries to deepen multilateral economic cooperation? Taking clothing industry as a case in point, this study examines how Hong Kong can play that role by leveraging its strengths to enhance sustainable clothing tr...
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The global supply chains in the Textile and Clothing (T&C) industry have been shaped by various forces, among them the economic development policy is one of the strongest. Amid the rollout of the Chinese’s new national development strategy—the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), major T&C companies see both opportunities and challenges in optimizing an...
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This book presents a series of studies analyzing critical factors that promote and constrain textile & clothing (T&C) production and trade in the Belt & Road (B&R) countries, and forces that drive the restructuring and transforming of global T&C supply chain and operations in the B&R context. The book also offers insights into the challenges and op...
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Currently, industrial companies are increasingly introducing services to extend their tangible products. Remote monitoring solutions are one of the most implemented services by machine builders to manage their relationship with customers and also improve their business performance in the digital manufacturing era. However, the conventional method o...
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The aim of the preface is to introduce the scope of this special issue (SI). We explain our editorial approach and summarise our findings based on articles included in this SI. Finally, we outline future research questions which stemmed out of the discussions of this SI.
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The importance of big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning has been at the forefront of research for operations and supply chain management. Literature has reported the influence of big data analytics for improved operational performance, but there has been a paucity of research regarding the role of entrepreneurial orienta...
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The approach of incorporating social responsibility (SR) practices into the supply chain network is gradually becoming a popular business strategy in developing countries. SR covers a broad spectrum of issues which includes working conditions, preventing corruption, human rights etc. that must be considered in a business context. Developing countri...
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The focus of industry 4.0 (I4) technologies is to address the issue of scarce resources and improve productivity by providing solutions to economize the use of limited resources and find other substitute raw materials. Circular economy (CE) is also identified as a solution to manage the increasing pressure of environmental regulations, price volati...
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Change management (CM) has been a persistent subject among organizations. The basic arguments originate from how and why organizations manage changes. However, CM is paramount for the success and survival of an organization in both highly competitive local and evolving global markets. The general perception of change usefulness or the aims of CM va...
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The gaming industry is being rapidly transformed by the introduction of new technologies such as AI, VR, and AR. Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine the future of gaming by turning what has been seen as a leisure activity into a potentially economic endeavor (Gilot 2018). According to an online survey of 5000 people released by Elec...
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In his 2016 book, Mougayar analogized the evolution of blockchain to the World Wide Web. He argued that before the Web, we had the Internet—the network connecting computers. The Web came along a few years later and was the first layer on top of the Internet and allowed us to put content on the Internet that was easy to visualize, publish on, and sh...
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The term “big data” was coined in mid-1990s and is defined as collections of data so large, complex, and dynamic that they exceed the processing capacity of the conventional database architectures of organizations (Weiss and Indurkhya 1998). According to Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, big data is...
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The two most interesting qualities of the blockchain are decentralization and immutability. A traditional network structure is the “client-server” structure where there is a centralized server and everyone who wants to connect with the server can send a query to get the required information. In order for this type of network system to work, it is c...
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Most executives are scrambling to educate themselves on how to lead their companies into the blockchain future. Adoption of technology by enterprises is on the rise. In a recent survey conducted by Juniper Research, employees of companies with more than 20,000 people were asked whether they were looking to incorporate blockchain. The survey found t...
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Blockchain is suitable for any kind of digital data where shared write access for a number of parties is necessary and where authentication and consensus about data integrity are important. As publicly accessible ledgers, blockchain can make all kinds of recordkeeping more efficient and provides a solution to recordkeeping problems in the healthcar...
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Computer exploitation is on the rise. Advanced adversaries are becoming more capable and destructive. Organizations must become increasingly effective at mitigating their information security risks. Effective cybersecurity is more important than ever as immeasurable amounts of personal and potentially incriminating data are currently stored in webs...
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Blockchain technology is revolutionary. It will make life simpler and safer, changing the way personal information is stored and how transactions for good and services are made. Blockchain technology creates a permanent and immutable record of every transaction. This impenetrable digital ledger makes fraud, hacking, data theft, and information loss...
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Blockchain technology has large-scale implications and the capacity to greatly improve efficiencies for a range of activities in the retail industry. As discussed earlier, the most logical advantage of blockchain is expediting the transfer of funds between two parties. Blockchain makes it possible for retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments. Th...
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Blockchain can help government activities across multiple use case categories as a static store of secure information or a dynamic store of tradable information. One area in which blockchain can help government is record management. National, state, and local governments are in charge of keeping up people’s records, such as birth, passing dates, an...
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While the majority of blockchain applications are in the financial industry, interest in exploiting blockchain in the manufacturing industry is increasing. Blockchain technology holds a great deal of potential for a range of activities in the manufacturing industry and has the ability to radically change the face of manufacturing.
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Urbanization and consumer habits of the millennial generation have increased the number of people buying and eating food prepared in public places. Globalization has triggered growing consumer demand for a wider variety of foods, resulting in an increasingly complex and longer global food supply chain. The industrialization of agriculture and anima...
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Blockchain technology could be used in the insurance, payments, and financial services industries to store property records, clear and settle accounts, and ensure the validity and execution of contractual arrangements. Blockchain enables contracts to be executed when special conditions are met or when a financial instrument meets a certain benchmar...
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Until recently, blockchain technology was primarily of interest to financial institutions. The ability of blockchain to authenticate digital information and create smart contracts is leveraging the usefulness of technology on a world-changing scale. The new breed of programmable blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, which provides decentralized c...
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The use of digital technologies such as ‘internet of things’ and ‘big data analytics’ have transformed the traditional retail supply chains into data-driven retail supply chains referred to as ‘Retail 4.0.’ These big data-driven retail supply chains have the advantage of providing superior products and services and enhance the customers shopping ex...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the distinction and relationships between the significant strategic capabilities for managing risks in supply chains. This intersectional review exposes a substantial conceptual contradiction between the perspectives reported by various researchers. Further, the current paper classifies the liter...
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The aim of this article is to analyse the influence of supply chain risk on supply chain sustainability. Entekhab Industrial Group (EIG) has been considered for case study as the most famous home appliance producer of Iran. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the senior and middle managers of EIG. Data analysis was done using p...
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The importance of big data analytics–enabled dynamic capability has been at the forefront of research for information systems management, operations management, and strategic management community. Prior studies have reported on the influence of big data analytics–enabled dynamic capability (BDA) for improved organizational agility and organizationa...
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The global supply chains in the Textile and Clothing (T&C) industry have been shaping by various forces, among them economic development policy is one of the strongest. Amid the rollout of the Chinese’s new national development strategy—Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), major T&C companies see both opportunities and challenges in optimizing and restr...