In this paper, we develop a modeling framework that integrates supply chain networks and corporate financial networks, and studies the co-evolution of the two types of networks. The framework allows one to investigate the following questions: (1) How do the physical product flows, demands and prices interplay with the corporate financial networks, and evolve over time with varying financial and economic conditions? (2) How do the financial flows, profits, and insolvency risks interplay with the supply chain networks, and evolve over time with varying financial and economic conditions? We illustrate the modeling framework with computational studies. In particular, the computational results demonstrate how the two types of networks interplay and evolve in a business environment similar to the one during the 2008-2009 financial crisis in which the credit markets tightened up and the product demands continued to decline.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management Information Systems
- Information Systems