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International Journal of Integrated Supply Management


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International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (2 papers in press)


Regular Issues


  • Closed Loop Supply Chain for Glass Recycling: Current Practices and Challenges   Order a copy of this article
    by Amelia Carr, Joohyung Kim 
    Abstract: This study investigates the current glass recycling practices through the lens of environmental economics and supply chain management. The results of this exploratory study suggest that the closed loop supply chain for recycled glass is highly complex and that many factors besides physical costs play a role in an organizations decision to recycle glass. Further, despite the prevailing challenges of glass recycling, this study suggests that there are opportunities to divert used glass containers from landfills and improve the closed loop supply chain for recycled glass. These and other issues are discussed in this study as they relate to process efficiency and effectiveness in the closed loop supply chain for glass recycling.
    Keywords: Closed Loop Supply Chains; Recycling; Environmental Issues.

  • Celebrating the 10th volume of IJISM: A bibliographic review and outlook   Order a copy of this article
    by Christoph Glock, Anne Lange, Eric Grosse, Ajay Das 
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate research trends observed in the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM) during its first ten volumes, which extend over a total of 175 research papers published between 2004 and 2016. The work at hand first develops a conceptual framework for classifying papers that appeared in IJISM. Papers are then assigned to the framework to identify popular research topics and research methodologies used, and to highlight publication patterns that could be observed in the first ten volumes of the journal. The paper concludes with an outlook on possible perspectives for the journal.
    Keywords: IJISM; journal review; journal evolution; content categories; classification framework; research trends; publication patterns.