Market versus supply chain vs. supply chain competition: A systems approach to reconciling the perspectives for business
2016 (English)In: / [ed] Lauri Ojala, Juuso Töyli, Tomi Solakivi, Harri Lorentz, Sini Laari, Ninni Lehtinen, Turku: University of Turku Press , 2016, 1-17 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
The purpose of this paper is to propose an integrative account of market (economic) competition and supply chain vs. supply chain competition in order to discover how both perspectives of competition might fit together within the broader encompassing notion of business competition.
The paper explores the potential points of alignment between the two competition perspectives from their development through to their current standings. Literatures on the evolving supply chain vs. supply chain competition as well as market competition are thus explored.
Results show that the two perspectives of competition are more similar than expected and as such market competition and supply chain vs. supply chain competition may not be described as mutually exclusive alternatives to the concept of competition.
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
The suggestions in this paper have implications for the discussion on how to deal with the competition interfaces (borders) that may be present in carrying out business as usual.
The paper presents as one of the first studies of an integration of market competition and supply chain vs. supply chain competition, and thereby contributes to furthering our understanding of competition between supply chains and the different competition regimes that may exist within the business environment. This prospect is yet to be pointed out in literature.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: University of Turku Press , 2016. 1-17 p.
Supply chain vs. supply chain, SC vs. SC, competition, systems, market competition
Business Administration Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34715ISBN: 978-951-29-6517-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34715DiVA: diva2:1065570
NOFOMA 2016 - the 28th Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference, Turku, June 8-10, 2016.