, David B. Grant
, Christoph Teller
School of Management,University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
First online: 16.08.2008
Cite this article as: Kotzab, H., Grant, D.B., Teller, C. et al. Logist. Res. (2009) 1: 5. doi:10.1007/s12159-008-0002-5
Firms nowadays face significant challenges in their operating environments, which have been characterised in two different ways. From a strategic management perspective these environments are in a state of hypercompetition while from a logistics or supply chain perspective these environments require market responsiveness predicated upon agile supply chains. However, firms must also rely on many inter-organisational relationships to ensure efficient and effective movements within their supply chains. This paper discusses the relationships among these concepts and proposes a research framework combining aspects of the hypercompetition and responsiveness and agility viewpoints.