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

Kelly, S., Klézl, V., Israilidis, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-3078-2835, Malone, N. 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. ISSN 2052-773X

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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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Computer Games Journal
Creators: Kelly, S., Klézl, V., Israilidis, J., Malone, N. and Butler, S.
Publisher: Springer
Date: June 2021
Volume: 10
Number: 1-4
ISSN: 2052-773X
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Oct 2021 15:58
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 15:58

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