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Encouraging small firm up-take of SCM using education: a future research agenda

Parker, Craig, Chan, Caroline and Saundage, Dilal 2007, Encouraging small firm up-take of SCM using education: a future research agenda, in SCMIS 2007 : Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Title Encouraging small firm up-take of SCM using education: a future research agenda
Author(s) Parker, Craig
Chan, Caroline
Saundage, Dilal
Conference name International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (5th : 2007 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 9-12 December 2007
Title of proceedings SCMIS 2007 : Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Editor(s) Sohal, Amrik
Publication date 2007
Conference series International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Publisher Monash University
Place of publication Melbourne, Victoria
Keyword(s) supply chain management
small firms
adoption
education
research agenda
Summary The success of supply chain management (SCM) practices often depends on small firms in the supply chain adopting these practices, yet they are often reluctant to do so. The existing literature mostly explores SCM adoption barriers rather than approaches to encourage adoption. This paper argues that an educational perspective has promise, and proposes a research agenda which should guide future studies by all researchers studying small firm SCM up-take. The agenda encompasses the diversity of small firms, the major educational players, appropriate types of education approaches and the theoretical framework to underpin this research. The paper then gives an example of how this research agenda can be applied to a specific research project which will explore the impact of the Supply Chain Knowledge Centre (SCKC), a state of the art SCM education facility developed by GS1 Australia, on small firm SCM up-take.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright holder.
Language eng
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2007, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008029

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