Social network analysis and supply chain management


  • Raúl Rodríguez-Rodríguez Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Ramona D. Leon Universitat Politècnica de València



Social network analysis, Supply chain management, Metrics


This paper deals with social network analysis and how it could be integrated within supply chain management from a decision-making point of view. Even though the benefits of using social analysis have are widely accepted at both academic and industry/services context, there is still a lack of solid frameworks that allow decision-makers to connect the usage and obtained results of social network analysis – mainly both information and knowledge flows and derived results- with supply chain management objectives and goals. This paper gives an overview of social network analysis, the main social network analysis metrics, supply chain performance and, finally, it identifies how future frameworks could close the gap and link the results of social network analysis with the supply chain management decision-making processes. 


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Author Biography

Raúl Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Universitat Politècnica de València

Research centre on Production Management and Engigeering


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