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Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods

Khan, Muhammad Naveed; Akhtar, Pervaiz; Merali, Yasmin

Authors

Muhammad Naveed Khan

Pervaiz Akhtar Pervaiz.Akhtar@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Purpose –The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge gaps in the published research on terrorism-related risk in supply chains, and to develop a framework of strategies and effective decision-making to enable practitioners to address terrorism-related risks in supply chain risk management and security.

Design/methodology/approach – The study adopts a novel combination of triangulated methods comprising a systematic literature review, text mining, and network analysis. These methods have not been jointly utilized in past studies, and our approach constitutes a rigorous methodology that cross-validates results and ensures the reliability and validity of qualitative data.

Findings – Our study reveals a number of key themes in the field of supply chain risk management (SCRM) and security linked with terrorism. We identify relevant mitigation strategies and practices for effective strategic decision-making. This subsequently leads us to develop a strategic framework of strategies and effective-decision making practices to address terrorism-related risk, affecting supply chain risk management and security. We also identify key knowledge gaps in the literature and explore the main contributions by disciplines (e.g., business schools, engineering, and maritime institutions) and countries.

Practical implications – We provide a strategic framework of strategies and effective decision-making practices that managers can use to minimize terrorism-related risk in the context of SCRM and security.

Originality/value – This paper introduces a novel methodological combination for improving the quality of systematic literature reviews. It uses the approach to systematically review the strategies and effective-decision-making practices interlinked with terrorism risk, affecting SCRM and security. It identifies significant knowledge gaps and defines directions for future research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 13, 2018
Print ISSN 0263-5577
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 118
Issue 7
Pages 1528-1546
Institution Citation Khan, M. N., Akhtar, P., & Merali, Y. (2018). Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods. Industrial management + data systems, 118(7), 1528-1546. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-09-2017-0449
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-09-2017-0449
Keywords Terrorism risk, Supply chain risk management and security, Mitigation strategies,; Effective decision-making, Novel combination of triangulated methods; Paper type Research paper; 2
Publisher URL https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IMDS-09-2017-0449

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