Leveraging Logistics for Effective Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Special issue of Journal of Business Logistics; Deadline 31 Jan 2014
This call for papers encourages research that focuses on the role of logistics in facilitating or hindering the development, maintenance, and, as appropriate, dissolution of buyer-supplier relationships. In particular, we are interested in how and why logistics management strategies and activities, performed in-house or by third-parties, affect buyer-supplier relationship evolution, structure, and performance.
Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details.
All papers submitted and deemed to be topically appropriate will be subjected to the typical double-blind Journal of Business Logistics review process. Submission date for full consideration will be January 31, 2014.
Co-Editors of the Special Topic Forum:
– David E. Cantor, Iowa State University
– Thomas J. Goldsby, The Ohio State University
– Johnny Rungtusanatham, The Ohio State University
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS
Call for Papers: Special Topic Forum
Logistics has long been recognized as a boundary-spanning function that links planning and operational departments across the firm and businesses across the supply chain. In serving as the physical linkage that connects companies, logistics decisions hold great promise for improving the effectiveness of buyersupplier relationships. In turn, effective buyer-supplier relationships contribute to the operational and financial well-being of both the buyer and the supplier.
Against this backdrop, this Special Topics Forum calls for articles focusing on the role of logistics in facilitating or hindering the development, maintenance, and, as appropriate, dissolution of buyersupplier relationships. In particular, we are interested in how and why logistics management strategies and activities, performed in-house or by third-parties, affect buyer-supplier relationship evolution, structure, and performance. Exemplary topics include, but are not limited to:
- Logistics decisions and their impact on emerging governance and structural forms of buyer-supplier relationships.
- The role of logistics in supporting broader/emerging forms of buyer-supplier relationships (triads, etc.).
- Role of the logistics function and logistics service providers in managing cross-cultural buyer-supplier relationships.
- Adoption and success of logistics strategies for distributing and mitigating risks within a buyersupplier relationship.
- Logistics’ role in power and dependence among buyers and suppliers in supply chain relationships;
- Success and hindrance factors in leveraging technology to integrate logistics decisions or logistics service providers into buyer-supplier relationships.
- Collaborative decision-making platforms among buyers, suppliers, and logistics service providers.
- Forms of benefits sharing and magnitude of shared benefits in collaborative buyer-supplier relationships involving logistics service providers.
Suitable submissions can be primarily theory-building or theory-testing in purpose and employ empirical research, analytical, or simulation methods.
All topically appropriate papers will go through JBL’s double-blind review process. Submission date for full consideration will be January 31, 2014. Interested authors can learn more, or submit a paper by e-mailing one of the guest edi tors at firstname.lastname@example.org, Goldsby_2@fisher.osu.edu, or Rungtusanatham_1@fisher.osu.edu.
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