Chain and network science: A research framework

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In this first article of the Journal on Chain and Network Science the base-line is set for a discussion on contents and scope of chain and network theory. Chain and network research is clustered into four main ‘streams’: Network theory, social capital theory, supply chain management and business economics and organizational theory. Furthermore a research agenda is formulated. The article ends with management implications of the different contributions to this first issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalJournal on Chain and Network Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • research
  • supply chain management
  • networks
  • business management
  • forms of organization

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