Dear AIB Scholars,

We are editing a book on  block chain driven supply chain management, to be published by Springer. Please see below the detailed Call for Chapters.
If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.



Block chain Driven Supply Chain Management (BCSCM): A Multi-dimensional Perspective


Call for Book Chapters (Publisher: Springer)



Blockchain is one of the key innovative technologies ready to transmute the way value chains are being managed. It can greatly improve supply chains by enabling faster and more cost-efficient delivery of products, improving products’ traceability, enhancing coordination between supply chain entities, and helping access to financing. Blockchain can be a powerful tool for addressing the supply chain issues of sustainability, traceability, verifiability and resilience. Despite the fact that blockchain technology is widely being discussed, until now, the literature had lacked a comprehensive understanding of the blockchain driven supply chain management and its linkage with digital technologies, supply chain sustainability, mapping, visibility, verifiability and resilience.


The proposed handbook will bridge this gap by offering topics from their important themes: first what is the architecture and design of BCSCM and how it differs from the conventional supply chains, second performance impacts of BCSCM and third implementation challenges and strategies. This handbook will also delineate the challenges, opportunities and strategies on the adaptation and implementation of Blockchain based supply chain management.  Hence, the proposed book would provide a diverse perspective on the understanding, architecture, impacts, and implementation of blockchain driven supply chain management. The handbook would show the importance of block chain driven supply chain management for contemporary organizations: how it contributes to supply chain traceability, resilience, sustainability, how it affects value chain performance performance, how it is linked with the supply chain ambidexterity, and how it connects to the other digital technologies.


The proposed handbook also will demonstrate as to how adoption of block chain driven supply chain management requires to consider intangible forms of capital (human, processes and relationships), which is different from more traditional forms. Book will also demonstrate the strategic implications of adopting BCSCM. This book will prove to be the first with scholastic and action-oriented perspective on the understating, operationalization and adoption of block chain driven supply chain to create value.


This is a book for supply chain management practitioners, researchers and academician who want to understand the role of blockchain in supply chain, for supply chain managers who want to be at the cutting edge by adopting the BCSCM, for those early in their careers who seek a challenging new path, and for the top-level managers of the world who have their eye on the future.




Topics (Proposed but not limited to)


1: Understanding Block Chain Driven Supply Chain Management: Definitions, and Dimensions

2: Architecture of Block chain Driven Supply Chain Management

3: BCSCM and Industry 4.0 technologies

4: BCSCM and Big Data Analytics

5: BCSCM and Supply Chain Sustainability

6: BCSCM and Supply Chain Mapping

7: Supply Chain Traceability and visibility through BCSCM

8: BCSCM and Le-agile Supply Chain

9: BCSCM and Supply Chain Resilience

10: Role of BCSCM in Supply Chain Risk Management

11: Role of BCSCM in Channel Integration

12: BCSCM and open Innovation

13: BCSCM and Supply Chain Ambidexterity

14: BCSCM and Intellectual Capital of a firm

15: Role of BCSCM in Supply Chain Quality Management

16: Role of BCSCM in Strategic Sourcing

17: BCSCM and Supply Chain Distribution

18: BCSCM and Inventory Management Efficiency

19: BCSCM and Total Cost of Ownership

20: Role of BCSCM and Supply Chain Planning 


Interested authors can submitted their abstracts (200-250 words) on/before 12 April 2022 on the following email:  [log in to unmask]


The final chapter (between 5000-8000 words) must be submitted before 25 August 2022.




Best Regards,


Shujaat Mubark, PhD


Dean College of Business Management,

Institute of Business Management, 

Karachi, Pakistan



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