A Mixed Method Longitudinal Conceptualization of E-Supply Chain Management

Ekoh West

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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This research details a mixed methods study of e-supply chain management. The research employs a quantitative study to derive descriptive statistics and network relationships of the concept during 1998-2009 from the Social Science Citation Index, through bibliometrics. A further qualitative study developed the identical sample through a three phase analysis to triangulate and corroborate a conceptual framework of e-SCM; thus achieving significant enhancement. The research finds that e-SCM refers to the use of e-technology, particular internet and web technologies, to design or configure e-supply chains for greater efficiency and productivity through e-integration, e-collaboration and e-information sharing. The study also developed a classification of e-supply chain designs.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Pilkington, Alan, Supervisor, External person
  • Barnes, David, Supervisor, External person
Award date1 Nov 2013
Publication statusUnpublished - 4 Nov 2013


  • e-supply chains, e-supply chain management, e-supply design, supply strategy, mixed methods research, bibliometrics, e-integration, e-collaboration, e- information sharing, conventional content analysis, theme analysis, typology development, conceptual framework.

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