Call for Chapters: Perspectives on Blockchain Technology and the Digitalization of the Supply Chain


Najar Tharwa, Gafsa University, Tunisia
Najar Yousra, Manar University, Tunisia
Adel ALOUI, EM Normandie Business School – Le Havre, France

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 3, 2022
Full Chapters Due: January 2, 2023


Blockchain is a recent technology that is promising to revolutionize the way supply chains are designed and operated. Regarding its role in securing exchanges of data, this technology has remarkably changed the manner of governing the structure of the supply chain relationships and the way that transactions are made. Generally, blockchain technology adoption is likely to influence the future supply chain practices by performing electronic integration, supporting partners connections and offering a real time information flows. Thus, blockchain technologies are gaining interest among both academics and professionals. This interest concerns the conceptual level and also the practical and concrete level of the implementation of blockchain technology on supply chains.


The book will present blockchain’s basic concepts and pertinent methods that contributed to meet key supply chain management objectives such as supporting the digitalization process and electronic integration. It covers the issues inherent to most emergent topics and critical issues in blockchain adoption and diffusion from a supply chain perspective. It determines the current trends and challenges in the use of blockchain to enhance supply chain management. Moreover, the book defines solutions that hamper the adoption of blockchain in the supply chain field. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of this technology in improving problems related to fraud and trust in the supply chain.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of blockchain and supply chain management in several sectors. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives, academics and students concerned with blockchain, supply chain, decision making, artificial intelligence, Internet Of Things, Business and Industry.

Recommended Topics

- Digital supply chain and supply chain management
- Supply chain management practices and processes automatization
- Blockchain technology diffusion and adoption; the innovation diffusion theory
- The early adopters of Blockchain technology
- The factors determining the adoption of Blockchain technology
- Electronic integration in the supply chain
- Supply chain processes integration
- Blockchain-supply chain integration relation
- Blockchain applications in the supply chain (Smart contracts, Cryptocurrencies, Smart assets…)
- Blockchain and governance structure
- Blockchain and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of things used for supply chain
- Legal and Ethical implications of using blockchain in supply chain
- Trustless environment and suppler-producer relation in the supply chain
- Blockchain-supply chain governance relation
- Industry 4.0: Challenges and opportunities in the digital edge
- Impact of blockchain technology on supply chain sustainability
- Supply chain sustainability
- Blockchain technology and supply chain performance
- Business model Innovation; how do the blockchain is changing the way of doing business?
- Digital transformation and Value proposition
- Business model innovation in the era of 4.0 Industry

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 3, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 10, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 2, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Perspectives on Blockchain Technology and the Digitalization of the Supply Chain. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

October 3, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 10, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
January 2, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
January 16, 2023: Peer Review Results Returned
February 1, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification


Tharwa NAJAR
Gafsa University

Yousra NAJAR
Manar University

EM Normandie Business School – Métis Lab


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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