This research is partially supported by the Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong. We also would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Huo Bao Feng, PhD student at Chinese University of Hong Kong, for his support in the literature review for the article. Finally, we would like to thank Editor Vicki Smith-Daniels for inviting us to write this article and for her encouragement and guidance throughout the process of preparing this manuscript.
Decision Sciences Research in China: Current Status, Opportunities, and Propositions for Research in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Quality Management*
Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 39–80, February 2007
How to Cite
Zhao, X., Flynn, B. B. and Roth, A. V. (2007), Decision Sciences Research in China: Current Status, Opportunities, and Propositions for Research in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Quality Management. Decision Sciences, 38: 39–80. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5915.2007.00148.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
- China research;
- Quality Management;
- Supply Chain Management
As China becomes increasingly important to the global economy, it is critical to conduct high-quality research on important decision sciences issues there. This article provides an extensive review and critique of the extant China-based literature on supply chain management, logistics, and quality management, based on the foundation established by Zhao, Flynn, and Roth (2006). In general, decision sciences research in China is in its infancy. Although there have been some very interesting and well-executed articles, the majority are descriptive and focus on status updates. We provide a set of propositions to guide future research in logistics, supply chain management, and quality management in China, as well as guidelines for dealing with some of the unique challenges of conducting empirical research in China.