Dewick, P, Hofstetter, J and Schroeder, P (2021) From panic to dispassionate rationality - Organizational responses in procurement after the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak. IEEE Engineering Management Review. -. ISSN 0360-8581

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Lockdowns and social distancing from the COVID19 crisis took many by surprise. Panic grew about the implications. Supply chains became center stage. We consider decision making in large multinational companies and whether COVID19 responses focused on crisis management or a strategic, rational decision-making approach. Chief procurement officers from 22 multinational companies responsible for supply, production or distribution in front-line industrial sectors effected by COVID19 informed this study. We propose a reconceptualization of supply chain management with a framework of crisis severity and progression. The framework helps decision makers balance conservative status quo responses with innovative responses that may be gamechangers.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 11:51

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