Risk in Complex Supply Chains, Networks and Systems

  • Christine Mary HarlandEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Supply Chain Management book series (SSSCM, volume 7)


Risk has largely been investigated in private sector supply settings. Complex supply chains, networks and systems that straddle private and public interface boundaries pose particular risks and challenges. Through an examination of three examples, the nature of the task and diversity of actors and stakeholders are shown to impact on risk mitigation. An initial conceptualisation of risk in complex supply chains, networks and systems is provided to illuminate the relationships between diversity, complexity, risks and their mitigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico Di MilanoMilanoItaly

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