Special Issue "Blockchain for Sustainable Supply Chains"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 8249
Interests: supply chain management; finance technology; application of blockchain technology; big data; emergency management
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Interests: complex adaptive systems; industry internet; supply chain management; agent-based modeling; simulation
Interests: financial engineering and risk management; blockchain technology and application
Interests: supply chain finance; blockchain technology and application; green supply chain
Blockchain technology (BCT) has received significant attention within business sectors during the last couple of years. It is considered one of the most disruptive technologies, representing a decentralized environment for transactions, self-executing digital contracts (smart contracts) and intelligent asset management via the Internet. Hence, it has a great potential to create new foundations for our socio-economic systems by efficiently establishing trust among people and machines, reducing costs, and increasing utilization of resources.
Due to the key characteristics of BCT, BCT-embedded supply chain management (SCM) is becoming increasingly investigated. Few studies examined the impacts of adopting BCT on supply chain finance, operations strategies, digital transformation pathways, business models, etc. Moreover, research on the relationship between BCT and the sustainability of supply chain remains sparse.
This Special Issue aims to collate important investigations in BCT innovations and provide an opportunity to improve supply chain sustainability based on the use of novel technological, organizational, and societal settings, involving BCT. We look forward to unveiling strong practical and theoretical implications concerning how BCT integrates with and impacts new business models, transforms relationships, and improves organizational, societal, environmental, and other types of sustainability in supply chains. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- BCT and supply chain sustainability;
- BCT and supply chain quality management;
- BCT and supply chain risk management;
- BCT and supply chain finance;
- BCT and supply chain resilience;
- BCT and supply chain information flow management;
- BCT and trust in SCM;
- BCT and industrial Internet;
- Smart contracts in SCM—feasibility, use cases and business performance;
- Smart contract rules and governance;
- New supply chain models using BCT;
- Blockchain and sustainability development goals in SCM.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Jian Li
Dr. Zhou He
Dr. Yongwu Li
Dr. Bing Xia
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