Review of the Literature

  • Attila ChikánEmail author
  • Erzsébet Kovács
  • Zsolt Matyusz
  • Magdolna Sass
  • Péter Vakhal


The inventory behaviour at different levels of the economy is analysed by various research disciplines. Operations research, operations management, marketing provide insight into item-level and firm-level problems. Moreover, firm-, sector- and country-level inventory developments as well as international comparisons are analysed by the economics, international economics, international business and finance/accounting literature. In this literature review considering the purpose of the book, we only deal with the economics-related literature and do not consider business and operations approaches.


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  • Zsolt Matyusz
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  • Magdolna Sass
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  1. 1.Corvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary
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