Charting leadership in SCM research from Asia and Europe

Sunil Babbar, Ravi S. Behara, Xenophon A. Koufteros, Christina W.Y. Wong

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With supply chain management (SCM) being an important subject area that has attracted many scholars to conduct research on the subject and authors from Asia and Europe accounting for an increasing percentage of published papers, we examine publications in a set of leading journals in the field and identify where leadership in SCM research from Asia and Europe is coming from. In doing so, we also address a number of questions relating to leadership in SCM research from Asia and Europe. We shed light on who the leading authors in SCM research from Asia and Europe are not only based on the number of papers and quality of the outlets that they appear in, but also by using network-based measures of centrality. We identify the primary areas of SCM research of each of the leading authors and present their publication profiles. Similarly, we identify and rank the leading institutions of SCM research from Asia and Europe based on the number and quality of publications as well as network measures of centrality. By revealing leading scholars and institutions in SCM research in Asia and Europe, we provide professional peers, researchers, and students with information helpful in gauging potential collaboration and education opportunities in these regions. We also offer insights into the nature of the networks of the most prolific SCM research authors, institutions, and countries of Asia and Europe, examine geographic inclinations in research, identify institutions that seem to be emerging in SCM research, and discuss future opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-378
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Asia
  • Collaborations
  • Europe
  • Leading authors
  • Leading countries
  • Leading institutions
  • Networks
  • Rankings
  • Research leadership
  • Research opportunities
  • SCM research
  • Social network analysis
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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