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Emerging Discourse Incubator: Research at the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Public Policy and Government Regulation

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Over the past few weeks we have featured research included in our second EDI.
The topic for JSCM's second emerging discourse incubator (EDI) is research that focuses on the intersection of supply chain management (SCM) and public policy and government regulation (PPGR). PPGR encompasses the laws, regulations, and government and regulatory agencies’ actions. The aim is to incubate a discourse with major schools of thought in political economy that have been largely unexplored in our discipline.
Here’s a full round up of the papers featured in out upcoming Issue.

EDI: Public Policy and Supply Chain Management: Using Shared Foundational Principles to Improve Formulation, Implementation, and Evaluation



We talked to Professor Travis Tokar and Professor Morgan Swink about their paper which is included in our upcoming EDI issue. “Public Policy and Supply Chain Management: Using Shared Foundational Principles to Improve Formulation, Implementation, and Evaluation” This second EDI focuses on research at the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Public Policy and Government Regulation

“Public policy and associated governmental regulatory issues play critical roles in shaping the practice of supply chain management (SCM). To date, however, these issues remain largely unexplored by SCM researchers. This article makes the case that such issues are highly relevant to the field of SCM, and that SCM researchers are uniquely positioned to speak to the issues by virtue of the foundational principles and levels of analysis that define our discipline. The discussion provides suggestions and examples of how fruitful research might be conducted in this space.”

Read the full Article here:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jscm.12190
https://doi.org/10.1111/jscm.12190

We talked to Prof. Christine Harland and Dr. Andrea Patrucco about their paper which is included in our upcoming EDI issue. “Implementing government policy in supply chains: an international coproduction study of public procurement” which they co-authored with Prof. Dr. Jan Teglen, Prof. Dr. Guy Callender and Mr Rick Gimm. This second EDI focuses on research at the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Public Policy and Government Regulation

“Public procurement is the commercial arm of governments, contracting for goods and services to feed public sector service provision. However, mainstream operations and supply chain management journals have published little on supply chains to governments, public procurement, and the significance of engaging small businesses in government supply chains. Policy feedback theory and thirteen coproduced international case studies of public procurement and small‐business agency dyadic relationships are used to explore this space. The research highlights the importance of both public procurement and small business as areas of policy and supply chain management research. Policy feedback theory is introduced as a means to understand relationships, and is applied to a coproduction study to understand how supply chain management research can both explore and change policy.”

Read the full Article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jscm.12197
https://doi.org/10.1111/jscm.12197

EDI:Understanding the downstream healthcare supply chain: Unpacking regulatory and industry characteristics

We talked to Dr. David Dobrzykowski about his paper which is included in our upcoming EDI issue. “Understanding the downstream healthcare supply chain: Unpacking regulatory and industry characteristics” This second EDI focuses on research at the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Public Policy and Government Regulation.

David Dobrzykowski

David Dobrzykowski

Dr. David Dobrzykowski

“Hospital leaders face unprecedented pressure to improve traditional supply chain performance measures such as cost, quality, and customer experience. As such, healthcare executives are increasingly turning to the operations and SCM field to provide thought leadership and establish best practices around coordinating information, material and financial flows in healthcare delivery. Unfortunately, our learnings from traditional manufacturing, and to some extent other service supply chains, do not always easily port to the downstream healthcare delivery supply chain due to regulatory issues and distinctive characteristics present in this network. Grounded in Institutional Theory, this study conceptualizes the downstream healthcare delivery supply chain, highlights important regulatory pressures that influence this supply chain, and examines the effects of government regulation and the unique characteristics of this network on coordination. In doing so, this conceptual study brings to bear important contextual considerations, and motivates novel research areas where the SCM field can make substantial contributions”

Read the Full Article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jscm.12195

https://doi.org/10.1111/jscm.12195

EDI: Competition policy and antitrust law: implications of developments in supply chain management

In this weeks spotlight we talk to Professor Greg Gundlach about his paper which he co-authored with Robert Frankel and Riley Krotz and is included in our upcoming EDI issue. “Competition policy and antitrust law: implications of developments in supply chain management” This second EDI focuses on research at the Intersection of Supply Chain Management and Public Policy and Government Regulation.
”Building on research in supply chain management (SCM) that aids in the workings of society, the authors illustrate how SCM research can advance public policy and law. Using competition policy and antitrust law as an example, they consider how developments in SCM thought and practice augment economic understanding of vertical restraints involving minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). Developments affecting the organization of supply chains; firm‐level strategies for the management of retail distribution; and the interactions of supply chain participants are investigated. The findings advance knowledge of the primary procompetitive and anticompetitive theories of RPM found in competition policy and antitrust law. They also illustrate the potential of SCM to expand its reach and impact through studies that address the interplay of SCM and public policy and law.”

Read the full Article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jscm.12196
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jscm.12196

Greg Gundlach

Greg Gundlach