Business Continuity Management: A Preliminary Systematic Literature Review Based on ScienceDirect Database
Kananut Charoenthammachoke*1, Natt Leelawat*1,*2,, Jing Tang*3, and Akira Kodaka*4
*1Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
*2Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
*3International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
*4Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is commonly known as one of the most effective programs to use in the face of crisis, incident, and disaster, specifically for organizations to continue or resume their operations. Over time, the concept has gained popularity and has developed into one of the strategies in a resilience plan. The purpose of this study is to explore the trend of BCM, the subject, and the relationship between BCM and associated study fields through a preliminary systematic literature review. This research used the articles from ScienceDirect database from January 1, 1999, to December 31, 2018. This study analyzed the collected articles using their publication years, journal titles, countries, and relevant study fields. The result found that several papers have been published since 1999, which focus predominantly on the BCM standard. The rate of publication on BCM had escalated in 2015. There were 82 papers about BCM. The issues were categorized into ten main subjects. Among them, the most frequently mentioned are Information Technology (IT) security, followed by implementing BCM into diverse study disciplines, implementing new toolkits into BCM associated studies, BCM improvement, resilience, lessons learned, supply chain, and BCM advantages. The gap of the research lays a foundation for future studies in similar fields.
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