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.
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