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dc.contributor.authorYaroson, Emilia V.
dc.contributor.authorBreen, Liz
dc.contributor.authorHou, Jiachen
dc.contributor.authorSowter, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T10:11:54Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T17:01:28Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T10:11:54Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T17:01:28Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationYaroson EV, Breen L, Jiachen H and Sowter J (2021) Advancing the Understanding of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Resilience using Complex Adaptive System (CAS) Theory. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Accepted for publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18233
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose The objective of this study was to advance our knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chain resilience using Complex Adaptive System theory (CAS). Design/methodology/approach An exploratory research design which adopted a qualitative approach was used to achieve the study’s research objective. Qualitative data were gathered through 23 semi-structured interviews with key supply chain actors across the PSC in the United Kingdom (UK). Findings The findings demonstrate that CAS, as a theory, provides a systemic approach to understanding PSC resilience by taking into consideration the various elements (environment, PSC characteristics, vulnerabilities and resilience strategies) that make up the entire system. It also provides explanations for key findings, like the impact of power, conflict and complexity in the PSC, which are influenced by the interactions between supply chain actors and as such increase its susceptibility to the negative impact of disruption. Furthermore, the antecedents for building resilience strategies were the outcome of the decision-making process referred to as co-evolution from a CAS perspective. Originality/value Based on the data collected, the study was able to reflect on the relationships, interactions and interfaces between actors in the PSC using the CAS theory, which supports the proposition that resilience strategies can be adopted by supply chain actors to enhance this service supply chain. This is a novel empirical study of resilience across multiple levels of the PSC and as such adds valuable new knowledge about the phenomenon and the use of CAS theory as a vehicle for exploration and knowledge construction in other supply chains.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/1359-8546en_US
dc.rights© 2020 Emerald. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectPharmaceutical supply chainen_US
dc.subjectDisruptionsen_US
dc.subjectResilience strategiesen_US
dc.subjectVunerabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectComplex adaptive system theoryen_US
dc.titleAdvancing the Understanding of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Resilience using Complex Adaptive System (CAS) Theoryen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2020-11-06
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.date.updated2020-12-04T10:12:01Z
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-15T17:04:22Z


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