Title: A note on the legal considerations in decision science models of collaboration, information sharing and integration in supply chains

Authors: Karen A. Reardon

Addresses: Department of Management and Leadership, School of Business, LaSalle University, 1900 Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

Abstract: In this research note, we suggest that models, which ignore pertinent laws (including but not limited to competition laws) cannot approximate the risks and rewards of collaborative behaviour. This article discusses potential legal violations and seeks to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to the future development of decision science models of collaboration, information sharing and integration. It identifies future questions for research and proposes that a multidisciplinary team may be best equipped to explore them.

Keywords: information sharing; supply chain collaboration; supply chain coordination; supply chain cooperation; supply chain integration; cooperative decision making; anti-competition law; competition law; antitrust law; vertical integration; market manipulation; securities law; decision science models; supply chain management; SCM; multidisciplinary teams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2015.067372

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2015 Vol.14 No.1, pp.1 - 14

Received: 06 Aug 2014
Accepted: 06 Sep 2014

Published online: 07 Feb 2015 *

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