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Logistics knowledge creation: reflections on content, processes and context

Logistics knowledge creation: reflections on content, processes and context
Logistics knowledge creation: reflections on content, processes and context
Outlines possible ways to question “what logistics knowledge is” and “how it comes about”, as a means to improve the craftsmanship in logistics research. The logistics knowledge-creation activity is examined with respect to its content, context and processes. A framework distinguishing three levels of abstraction (philosophy of science, methodology and theory, and practice) is presented and discussed. This framework highlights some key issues to be considered when research in logistics and supply-chain management is to be carried out. The implications of the paper should be considered as complementary to increased rigor and borrowing theories from other disciplines as a means to enrich the logistics discipline.
logistics knowledge, methodology, philosophy of science, research, theory
0960-0035
22-40
Arlbjørn, Jan Stentoft
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Halldorsson, Árni
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Arlbjørn, Jan Stentoft
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Arlbjørn, Jan Stentoft and Halldorsson, Árni (2002) Logistics knowledge creation: reflections on content, processes and context. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 32 (1), 22-40. (doi:10.1108/09600030210415289).

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Outlines possible ways to question “what logistics knowledge is” and “how it comes about”, as a means to improve the craftsmanship in logistics research. The logistics knowledge-creation activity is examined with respect to its content, context and processes. A framework distinguishing three levels of abstraction (philosophy of science, methodology and theory, and practice) is presented and discussed. This framework highlights some key issues to be considered when research in logistics and supply-chain management is to be carried out. The implications of the paper should be considered as complementary to increased rigor and borrowing theories from other disciplines as a means to enrich the logistics discipline.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: logistics knowledge, methodology, philosophy of science, research, theory

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Local EPrints ID: 42560
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42560
ISSN: 0960-0035
PURE UUID: 160e2f91-180a-4154-a61f-a387c6d9138e

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Date deposited: 15 Dec 2006
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:11

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Author: Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn
Author: Árni Halldorsson

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