Research Seminar: Supply Chain Theory
This seminar contributes to contemporary debates over the apparent tradeoff between rigor and relevance in supply chain management research. It advances the case for explicit and reflexive engagement with a diversity of paradigmatic choices and their alternatives as part of a healthy system of knowledge production. It illuminates a scarcity of work that treats theory as a normative tool for fashioning lenses that allow us to analyze the world as it might be. Greater paradigmatic pluralism would add to the reflexive capacity of the field in relation to existing forms of questions addressed through positivistic work.