An alternative theoretical explanation and empirical insights into overordering behavior in supply chains

Niranjan, Tarikere T. ; Wagner, Stephan M. ; Bode, Christoph

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: Decision Sciences : DS
Volume: 42
Issue number: 4
Page range: 859-888
Place of publication: Oxford [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0011-7315 , 1540-5915
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Stiftungslehrstuhl für Procurement (Bode 2014-)
Subject: 650 Management
Keywords (English): Dynamic Decision Making ; Misperception of Feedback ; Supply Chain Management
Abstract: The beer game and the supply line underweighting theory are central to our knowledge of decision making in dynamic environments such as supply chains. The core of these theories is that people are incapable of recognizing the pipeline inventory and this is the main cause of overordering and dysfunctional behavior. This article identifies lacunae in the theoretical and empirical foundations of extant literature and proposes an alternate explanation, a “correction model,” explaining why overreactions occur. We adopt a multi-method research design, comprising a field case study and laboratory experiments, to ground our findings.

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