Risk management processes in supplier networks

Jukka Hallikas (Corresponding Author), Iris Karvonen, Urho Pulkkinen, Veli-Matti Virolainen, Markku Tuominen

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    This paper deals with risk management in supplier networks. The primary aim is to illustrate challenges that network co-operation brings to risk management. The paper outlines the general structure of the risk management process and presents methods for risk management in a complex network environment. The results indicate that risk management is an important development target in the studied supplier networks. When the dependency between companies increases, they become more exposed to the risks of other companies. The presented processes facilitate understanding and managing of uncertainties and risks in supplier networks. Empirical evidence is offered on the basis of case studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-58
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • supplier networks
    • supply chain management
    • risk management
    • company networks
    • network collaboration


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