Schools in logistics research?

  • A methodological framework for analysis of the discipline
  • Britta Gammelgaard
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, July 2004, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/09600030410548541

Methodology schools in logistics research

What is it about?

Logistics/supply chain management reseaerch should be read and understood by the underlying methodological approach. Three different schools are identified althoug the analytical (positivistic) approach is predominant.

Why is it important?

If the methodology is clearly pointed out, differences in research questions and results can be understood better.


Professor Britta Gammelgaard
Copenhagen Business School

Better understanding of various methodological foundations can improve mutual understanding and cross fertilization of studies. By application of little used approaches, new research problems can be identified and therefore new research questions be asked and answered. This enriches the logistics/SCM discipline ,

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