Theoretical Foundation



This chapter aims to build the theoretical foundation upon which this research is based. It includes the definition of key terms, a brief discussion of the evolution of Supply Chain Management research and an overview of the latest scientific debate in the field. In addition, the frame of reference for the subsequent analysis is developed. This is achieved by presenting, summarizing and systematizing the work of scholars who provide the necessary insights and instruments for the investigation of the knowledge creation processes in fields of science.


Theoretical Foundation Supply Chain Management Scientific Practice Scientific Revolution Unresolved Question 
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