Chain and network science: A research framework

  • Omta S
  • Trienekens J
  • Beers G
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In this first article of the Journal on Chain and Network Science the base-line is set for a discussion on contents and scope of chain and network theory. Chain and network research is clustered into four main ‘streams’: Network theory, social capital theory, supply chain management and business economics and organizational theory. Furthermore a research agenda is formulated. The article ends with management implications of the different contributions to this first issue.

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  • S. W.F. Omta

  • Jacques H. Trienekens

  • George Beers

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