Six years after its publication in 2004, one of Dr. Injazz Chen's journal articles from the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) is still ranked No. 6 among the Most Downloaded articles.
The article, titled "Towards a Theory of Supply Chain Management: The Constructs and Measurements" (with A. Paulraj), has remained a popular article despite the more recent ground-breaking articles that continue to appear in the JOM. It was also ranked by the SSCI (social science citation index) as the most widely cited article published in the JOM in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
An excerpt from the abstract of Dr. Chen's article is below:
"This study identifies and consolidates various supply chain initiatives and factors to develop key SCM constructs conducive to advancing the field. To this end, we analyzed over 400 articles and synthesized the large, fragmented body of work dispersed across many disciplines.
The result of this study, through successive stages of measurement analysis and refinement, is a set of reliable, valid, and unidimensional measurements that can be subsequently used in different contexts to refine or extend conceptualization and measurements or to test various theoretical models, paving the way for theory building in SCM."
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Dr. Chen is a professor in the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cleveland State University. He is on sabbatical for the Fall 2010 semester but continues his research daily.
Congratulations Dr. Chen!