An organisational theoretic review of blockchain literature in logistics and supply chain management: Identifying research questions and future directions

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


Potential blockchain applications for logistics and supply chain management (SCM) have gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. As the literature grows, finding new directions by critically evaluating the research and identifying future directions becomes important in advancing knowledge for the field. Using organisational theories to help categorise the literature provides opportunities to address both the objectives of understanding where the field currently stands and identifying research opportunities and directions. After providing a background discussion on the nexus between blockchain and SCM, we categorise and review recent SCM literature using the eight most common organisational theories, namely game theory, information theory, institutional theory, network theory, path-dependency theory, resource-based view, stakeholder theory and transaction cost economics, to identify potential blockchain-specific research questions that are worthy of investigation.
Period16 May 201917 May 2019
Event title14th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502017 Logistics
  • 502044 Business management
  • 502022 Sustainable economics