THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS IN LOGISTICS RESEARCH

Craig R. Carter, Lisa M. Ellram, Wendy Tate

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Abstract

This paper introduces and provides an overview of social network theory and social network analysis (SNA) and its potential applications to logistics and supply chain management research. It then provides an example of the use of SNA via the introduction of hypotheses related to informal and formal structure and influence within a social network. These hypotheses are tested within the context of the development and implementation of a complex reporting system that evolved as the result of warehousing safety and environmental concerns within an organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-168
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental Issues
  • Logistics/Distribution
  • Safety/Health Issues
  • Social Network Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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