Journal article

Analogical reasoning guidelines: a review and application to sustainable supply chains

RL Gruner, D Power

Supply Chain Management | Emerald | Published : 2021


Purpose: This paper aims to review analogical reasoning work to distil and apply procedural guidelines that aid theoreticians to develop novel analogies. Design/methodology/approach: The authors reviewed 189 studies from 1980 to 2020 to identify analogical reasoning guidelines. Findings: Results revealed four procedural steps for the introduction of novel analogies: target and source domain selection; domain image mapping; relevance assessment; and proposition drafting. […] shallow lakes constitute the source domain and sustainable supply chain management represents the target domain. Research limitations/implications: The identified procedural guidelines can help future scholars to develop ..

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