Digital supply chain management in the videogames industry : a systematic literature review

Kelly, SJH ORCID:, Klézl, V, Israilidis, J, Malone, NA ORCID: and Butler, S 2021, 'Digital supply chain management in the videogames industry : a systematic literature review' , The Computer Games Journal, 10 (1-4) , pp. 19-40.

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As industries mature, they rely more heavily on supply chain management (SCM) to ensure effective operations leading to greater levels of organisational performance. SCM has been widely covered in many industrial areas and, in line with other burgeoning sectors such as Tourism, an industry focus provides the opportunity to look in-depth at the context-based factors that affect SCM. Developments in digital distribution and rapid technological innovations have resulted in an increased focus on Digital Supply Chains (DSCs), which bring about significant changes to how consumers, customers, suppliers, and manufacturers interact, affecting supply chain design and processes. Through a systematic review of the Videogames Industry Supply Chain Management literature, which serves as a pertinent contextual example of a DSC, we look at how supply chains are affected by structural, market and technological change, such as increased platformisation, disintermediation and the proliferation of digital distribution. We distil these findings into a new research agenda, which identifies themes in line with extant DSC research, provides a series of relevant practice recommendations and identifies opportunities for future research.

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Additional Information: ** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: eissn 2052-773X **Article IDs: publisher-id: s40869-020-00118-0; manuscript: 118 **History: published 06-2021; online 04-12-2020; published 04-12-2020; registration 23-11-2020; accepted 22-11-2020; submitted 13-09-2020
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: The Computer Games Journal
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2052-773X
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Funders: Faculty of Economics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 10:27
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 09:02

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