Supply Disruptions and Procurement Contracting

  • Volodymyr BabichEmail author
  • Zhibin (Ben) Yang
Part of the Springer Series in Supply Chain Management book series (SSSCM, volume 5)


We discuss challenges that arise in practice of procurement contracting from supply disruptions and suggest how the theory should be adjusted to address these challenges. The challenges range from the loss of contract power when unexpected shocks occur to the need for contracts to govern joint risk management efforts of buyers and sellers. We highlight which traditional contracting modeling assumptions need to be reexamined and how our intuition based on the classical results might change. We point out a new direction of impactful research—coordination of supply risk management efforts among firms.


Supply Chain Asymmetric Information Optimal Contract Supply Disruption Supply Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McDonough School of BusinessGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Lundquist College of BusinessUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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