Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains:a systematic literature review and conceptual framework

Kembro, Joakim and Selviaridis, Kostas and Naslund, Dag (2014) Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains:a systematic literature review and conceptual framework. Supply Chain Management, 19 (5-6). pp. 609-625. ISSN 1359-8546

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Purpose To explore what theoretical lenses have been used to analyze and understand information sharing in supply chains. We elaborate on the predominant theories and discuss how they can be integrated to research different aspects of information sharing. Design/methodology/approach We carried out a structured literature review by using a combination of selected keywords to search for peer-reviewed articles in ten journals. Findings The findings suggest that four out of ten reviewed articles explicitly apply one or more theoretical lenses. The predominant theories used include transaction cost economics, contingency theory, resource based view, resource dependency theory and relational governance theories such as the relational view and social exchange theory. Research limitations/implications These theories can be applied to analyze different aspects of information sharing. By using the theories in a complementary way it is possible to increase our understanding of information sharing between companies related to: why and what information to share with whom, how to share and the impact of antecedents, barriers and drivers. Practical implications Our results highlight the importance of tailoring information sharing structures and mechanisms to the context of the transaction and the business relationship. Originality/value This paper addresses how theoretical perspectives inform empirical research on information sharing in supply chains. It puts forward an integrative conceptual framework based on cross-disciplinary theories and makes specific suggestions for future empirical research in this area.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Supply Chain Management
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1408
Subjects:
ID Code:
70838
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
16 Sep 2014 12:42
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
14 Jul 2020 04:09