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Supply chain finance: a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis

Supply chain finance: a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis
Supply chain finance: a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis
Supply Chain Finance (SCF) is an effective method to lower financing costs and improve financing efficiency and effectiveness, and it has gained research momentum in recent years. This paper adopts a systematic literature review methodology combined with bibliometric, network and content analysis based on 348 papers identified from mainstream academic databases. This review provides insights not previously fully captured or evaluated by other reviews on this topic, including key authors, key journals and the prestige of the reviewed papers. Using rigorous bibliometric and visualisation tools, we identified four research clusters, including deteriorating inventory models under trade credit policy based on the EOQ/EPQ model; inventory decisions with trade credit policy under more complex situations; interaction between replenishment decisions and delay payment strategies in the supply chain and roles of financing service in the supply chain. Based on the clusters identified, we carried out a further content analysis of 112 papers, identifying research gaps and proposing seven actionable directions for future research. The findings provide a robust roadmap for further investigation in this field.
Supply chain finance, Literature review, Bibliometric analysis, Network analysis, Co-citation, Content analysis
0925-5273
160-173
Xu, Xinhan
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Chen, Xiangfeng
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Jia, Fu
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Brown, Stephen
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Gong, Yu
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Xu, Yifan
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Xu, Xinhan
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Chen, Xiangfeng
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Jia, Fu
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Brown, Stephen
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Gong, Yu
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Xu, Yifan
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Xu, Xinhan, Chen, Xiangfeng, Jia, Fu, Brown, Stephen, Gong, Yu and Xu, Yifan (2018) Supply chain finance: a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Production Economics, 204, 160-173. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.08.003).

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Abstract

Supply Chain Finance (SCF) is an effective method to lower financing costs and improve financing efficiency and effectiveness, and it has gained research momentum in recent years. This paper adopts a systematic literature review methodology combined with bibliometric, network and content analysis based on 348 papers identified from mainstream academic databases. This review provides insights not previously fully captured or evaluated by other reviews on this topic, including key authors, key journals and the prestige of the reviewed papers. Using rigorous bibliometric and visualisation tools, we identified four research clusters, including deteriorating inventory models under trade credit policy based on the EOQ/EPQ model; inventory decisions with trade credit policy under more complex situations; interaction between replenishment decisions and delay payment strategies in the supply chain and roles of financing service in the supply chain. Based on the clusters identified, we carried out a further content analysis of 112 papers, identifying research gaps and proposing seven actionable directions for future research. The findings provide a robust roadmap for further investigation in this field.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 August 2018
Published date: October 2018
Keywords: Supply chain finance, Literature review, Bibliometric analysis, Network analysis, Co-citation, Content analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 423788
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423788
ISSN: 0925-5273
PURE UUID: 3434f7ba-2bab-4361-8489-28edc8622251
ORCID for Yu Gong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-376X

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Date deposited: 01 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 18 Jun 2022 01:47

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Author: Xinhan Xu
Author: Xiangfeng Chen
Author: Fu Jia
Author: Stephen Brown
Author: Yu Gong ORCID iD
Author: Yifan Xu

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