African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Full Length Research Paper

Grounded theory analysis of municipal supply chain management

  Intaher M. Ambe* and Johanna A. Badenhorst-Weiss      
Department of Business Management, College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa, P. O. Box 392, UNISA 0003, South Africa.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 July 2011
  •  Published: 23 November 2011

Abstract

 

This article illustrates practical examples of theories built during a grounded theory process on the implementation of supply chain management in the Central District Municipality, North West province, South Africa. It provides an understanding of and evaluates some basic concepts that are associated with grounded theory. The article suggests theories and hypotheses about the implementation of supply chain management in the Central District Municipality. It contributes to knowledge on the application of grounded theory in the field of supply chain research.

 

Key words: Grounded theory, supply chain management, municipality/municipal entity.