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The Sage Handbook of Strategic Supply Management
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Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here The Handbook is the first substantive, multidisciplinary academic work to make coherent analysis of supply systems from the perspective of purchasing and supply, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service management, industrial or relationship marketing, and inter-organisation networks. Selected by a team of leading international scholars, chapters examine key issues in the context of globalization and the move towards co-operative interorganisation network working. Expert contributors examine supply at different systems levels and differentiate between supply policy, strategy, management and operations. Organised into themed parts, the insightful introduction provides the framework for the Handbook that is divided into themed parts; it positions empirical research in the current academic context and highlights possible directions for future exploration. The Handbook will be the touchstone of any researcher interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of supply systems.
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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC SUPPLY MANAGEMENT Introduction - Christine Harland, Guido Nassimbeni and Eugene Schneller Changing Academic Context - Prakash J Singh and Kevin Burgess Theoretical Debates on Supply Management - Guido Nassimbeni, Christine Harland and Eugene Schneller PART TWO: LEVELS OF STRATEGIC SUPPLY MANAGEMENT A Critical Discussion on the Theory and Development of Inter-Firm Relationships - Paul D Cousins Strategic Alliances Between Buyers and Suppliers: Lessons from the Medical Imaging Industry - Lawton R Burns, Eduardo A Cisneros, William Ferniany and Harbir Singh Integrating Marketing and Supplier Network Management - Uta J ttner, Martin Christopher and Thomas Deigendesch Supply Networks - Bjorn Axelsson and Enrico Baraldi Collaborative Public Procurement and Supply Chain in the EU Experience - Gabriella M Racca and Gian Luigi Albano Systems of Exchange: Cooperative Purchasing in the UK and US Health Sectors - Eugene Schneller, Christine Harland, Helen Walker and Samantha Forrest PART THREE: PERSPECTIVES ON STRATEGIC SUPPLY MANAGEMENT The Political Economy of Transactions: The Praxis of Portfolio Management in Buyer and Supplier Exchange - Andrew Cox Social Capital and Social Ties in Management of Supply - Asta Salmi Organisation Development in Supply - Pamela Danese, Pietro Romano and Andrea Vinelli Theory of Complexity: Guidelines for Strategic Management and Supply Management - Alberto F De Toni and Luca Comello PART FOUR: Issues in Strategic Supply Management Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions - Helen Walker Innovation Management and Dynamic Capability - John Bessant and Wendy Phillips International Research Study of Public Procurement - Christine Harland, Jan Telgen and Guy Callender Beyond Homo Economicus: A Conceptual Approach to Human Behavior in Implementing Early Supplier Involvement - Lutz Kaufmann, Craig R Carter and Holger Materlik E-Procurement and Its Role in Supply Management and Supplier Valuation - Michael Essig and Markus Amann Social Responsibility and Ethical Considerations in the Management of the Supply Chain - Marianne M Jennings

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Christine Harland is Professor of Supply Strategy, School of Management, University of Bath, UK. She directs the Collaborative for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) and is the co-founder of the International Research Study of Public Procurement (IRSPP). She has co-authored world-leading texts and case books in operations management and public procurement. She was President of the UK Health Care Supply Association from 2004-2011. Her current research is on evidencing and improving value in healthcare supply chains, and using public procurement to deliver broader policy and strategy objectives. Guido Nassimbeni is Professor of Economics and Business Strategy at the University of Udine, Italy, where he is Dean of the Management Engineering Faculty. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Operations Management, Operations Management Research and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. His research interests are centred in the fields of purchasing and supply strategy, buyer-supplier interactions and relationships, internationalization of manufacturing and supply activities. On these topics he has published books and many articles in a number of leading journals. Eugene Schneller is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, Department of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He co-directs the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium. His book, Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain, provides an assessment of the complex relationships linking hospitals, suppliers, distributors and clinicians. His current research has a focus on the transfer of supply chain progressive practices from a variety of sectors into health care.

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'Strategic supply management has vastly increased the productivity of businesses world -wide. But crafting an effective supply management system requires a strategic mindset and considerable implementation skills. This excellent handbook is key to those who want to know how to convert this important movement form a concept into a reality' Regina Herzlinger, Ph.D. Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School 'The field of public procurement is professionalizing internationally and becoming more strategic in its focus. This text contains cutting edge research from leading academics and practitioners from public and private sector and represents a great leap forward in our understanding of the complexities of strategic supply management' - Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, CEO National Institute for Governmental Purchasing

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