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Re?Imagining supply chain challenges through critical engaged research

Touboulic, Anne; McCarthy, Lucy; Matthews, Lee

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Lucy McCarthy


In this manuscript we explore how engaged research can support the development of the theory and practice of supply chain management (SCM) and present critical engaged research as an extended form of engaged research. The article's main purpose is to examine more closely the relationship between critical engaged research and the process of theorizing. This essay presents an expanded model of knowledge production for the field of SCM and explores the opportunities for the production and co-production of new knowledge types, with an emphasis on knowledge produced through a critical engagement with practice. We offer a discussion on how critical engaged research may be applied in SCM research to build, elaborate and test theory.


Touboulic, A., McCarthy, L., & Matthews, L. (2020). Re?Imagining supply chain challenges through critical engaged research. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 56(2), 36-51.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 6, 2020
Online Publication Date Mar 11, 2020
Publication Date 2020-04
Deposit Date Mar 11, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 30, 2020
Journal Journal of Supply Chain Management
Print ISSN 1523-2409
Electronic ISSN 1745-493X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 2
Pages 36-51
Keywords Marketing; Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous); Management Information Systems
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