Scrutinising the interplay between governance and resilience in supply chain management: A systems thinking framework

Naoum Tsolakis, Dimitris Zissis, Benny Tjahjono

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Supply chain disruptions recurrently challenge end-to-end operations owing to the ambiguous understanding of the role of governance in impacting supply network resilience. This paper scrutinises the relevant literature to understand the plethora of interpretations in supply chain governance and resilience while further providing a new perspective on the representation of the interplay between governance and resilience in supply chains. In this regard, the Systems Thinking lens is adopted to pull together the typologies and constructs of supply chain governance and resilience from the literature. Methodologically, System Dynamics modelling principles are leveraged to capture the underpinning structural interdependencies in a causal loop diagram. The study reveals that endogenous and exogenous supply chain governance processes and mechanisms support the intrinsic and extrinsic resilience in networks. Overall, this research contributes to the supply chain risk management domain by synthesising the interplay between governance and resilience, identifying pertinent typologies, and articulating research propositions that can inform decision-making at policy and management levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-180
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Issue number1
Early online date8 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Governance
  • Resilience
  • Supply chain risk management
  • System dynamics
  • Systems thinking

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