Dear Colleagues, 


Please find attached a call for papers on "Power in Supply Chain
Management", for a special topic forum in the Journal of Supply Chain


IB perspectives, e.g., regarding the role of institutions and cultural
aspects in the use of power between firms, are very welcome. 


Best regards,

Felix Reimann





Special Topic Forum on

Power in Supply Chain Management


Guest Editors:


Felix Reimann (Korea University Business School) and

Dave Ketchen (Auburn University)


Power can be defined as the ability to influence others' behavior or the
course of events. The role and nature of power in supply chains is evolving
because firms are increasingly embedded in complex, globally dispersed
supplier networks. With supply chains spanning multiple tiers and buyers and
suppliers often sharing multi-faceted relationships, the question arises as
to how individual firms wield power, how control of the supply chain is
gained, how profits are distributed, and what consequences the use of power
has on the supply chain ecosystem.

We invite papers for the Special Topic Forum on Power in Supply Chain
Management that challenge and advance our understanding of power in modern
supply chains. Papers may be either conceptual or empirical in nature and
pursue either theory-building or theory-testing. In terms of empirical
methodology, papers may be based on various techniques (e.g., survey,
archival research, laboratory studies). Papers focused on conceptual theory
building are welcome too.

Appropriate theoretical perspectives include but are not limited to
Power-Dependence Theory, Resource-Dependence Theory, Resource-based Theory,
the Relational View, Social Exchange Theory, and Social Network Theory.
Papers that integrate multiple perspectives, multiple levels of analysis
(e.g., firms within supply chains, functions within firms, or individuals
within firms) and multiple methodologies are especially encouraged.

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

*	Antecedents of power

-        What are the sources of power in supply chains?

-        What role can networks, knowledge, and information play?

-        How do non-market stakeholders influence power in supply chains?

-        What are the dynamics of power in supply chains?

-        What are the dynamics of power within the firm and how do they
influence supply chains? How does power evolve over time?

*	The use of power

-        How do firms use power to exercise control in complex supply

-        How do firms deal with high power asymmetry in the supply chain? 

-        What role do the behavior of individual decision makers and their
relationships play in firms' use of power? 

-        What role do institutions and cultural aspects play in the
perception and use of power in supply chains? 

-        What are the ethical perspectives on the use - and abuse - of power
in supply chains?

*	. Outcomes of the use of power

-        How do the existence and use of power influence the effective
functioning of supply chain relationships, the performance of the supply
chain and the firms within it, and other relevant outcomes?



Manuscripts must conform to JSCM style guidelines and submission
requirements, and should be submitted electronically via the Journal's
online submission platform ( Please
note in the cover letter that the submission is for the Special Topic Forum
on Power in Supply Chain Management. Questions can be addressed to the Guest
Editors: Felix Reimann ([log in to unmask]) or Dave Ketchen
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