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dc.contributor.authorYoho, KD
dc.contributor.authorRietjens, S
dc.contributor.authorTatham, P
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:52:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:52:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-08-20T01:04:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0960-0035
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJPDLM-03-2012-0079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52689
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the special issue on defence logistics. To achieve this, an overview of the field of defence logistics is offered together with a discussion of the historical and contemporary issues that have confronted researchers and practitioners. Current research is described, and a research agenda for future work in the field is proposed. Design/methodology/approach - The paper is based upon a conceptual discussion of defence logistics as it has been studied in the past and is being studied in the present, and a reflection on the ways in which past research can usefully inform future research agendas. Findings - The paper discusses the current state of defence logistics research, and proposes a research agenda for future work based upon the anticipated characteristics of future combat operations. Research limitations/implications - A future research agenda is proposed that is informed by recent transformations in the conduct of warfare, as well as through anticipated changes in the global strategic landscape. Comparisons are made between defence logistics operations and their commercial counterparts to illustrate where there may be opportunities for adaptation based on the underlying similarities. Originality/value - This paper discusses the major threads and themes of defence logistics research as a discipline, highlights the changing landscape of conflict in the 21st century and provides a futureresearch agenda for those working in the field.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom80
dc.relation.ispartofpageto96
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntnernational Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, management, tourism and services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode35
dc.titleDefence logistics: an important research field in need of researchers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorTatham, Peter H.


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