Purpose: This study seeks to explore the importance of digital platforms in restoring global supply-chains interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the research focuses on internally developed digital platforms and their potential to ensure supply-chain continuity between developed and emerging markets. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple comparative case studies have been selected for the research methodology. Eight cases concerning digital platform implementation for global SC management – four from developed countries and four from emerging markets – have been selected. The four pairs of cases represent four global supply-chain mechanisms. Findings: The results revealed that the use of internally developed digital platforms serves as a quick solution for immediate problems caused by: a) ripple effects in global supply-chain and b) negative environmental conditions. Digital platforms could therefore facilitate reciprocal monitoring and information exchanges between SC partners in different countries. Originality/Value: The digital platform research stream is in its early stages. Research thus far has mostly focused on externally developed digital platforms managed by an orchestrator. The platforms’ usefulness in the dialogue between developed and emerging markets requires further exploration.

Connected we stand, disconnected we fall. Analyzing the importance of digital platforms in transnational supply chain management / A. Marrucci, R. Rialti, R. Donvito, F. Syed Uddin. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING MARKETS. - ISSN 1746-8809. - (2022 Nov 21). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1108/IJOEM-01-2022-0073]

Connected we stand, disconnected we fall. Analyzing the importance of digital platforms in transnational supply chain management

R. Rialti
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2022

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Purpose: This study seeks to explore the importance of digital platforms in restoring global supply-chains interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the research focuses on internally developed digital platforms and their potential to ensure supply-chain continuity between developed and emerging markets. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple comparative case studies have been selected for the research methodology. Eight cases concerning digital platform implementation for global SC management – four from developed countries and four from emerging markets – have been selected. The four pairs of cases represent four global supply-chain mechanisms. Findings: The results revealed that the use of internally developed digital platforms serves as a quick solution for immediate problems caused by: a) ripple effects in global supply-chain and b) negative environmental conditions. Digital platforms could therefore facilitate reciprocal monitoring and information exchanges between SC partners in different countries. Originality/Value: The digital platform research stream is in its early stages. Research thus far has mostly focused on externally developed digital platforms managed by an orchestrator. The platforms’ usefulness in the dialogue between developed and emerging markets requires further exploration.
Digital platforms; Digital Ecosystems; Global supply chain; Coronavirus Pandemic; International Trade
Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia e Gestione delle Imprese
21-nov-2022
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