Search for dissertations about: "SMEs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 103 swedish dissertations containing the word SMEs.

  1. 1. Adoption of quality management in SMEs

    Author : Marcus Assarlind; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; literature review; adoption process; continuous improvement; implementation; Quality management; SMEs; six sigma; lean production; interventions;

    Abstract : Since its dawn several decades ago, quality management (QM) has become established as a concept for improving organisations. It is often manifested in companies today in various initiatives, such as “lean”, “Six Sigma” or “the Company Production System”. However, adoptions of QM are scarce in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). READ MORE

  2. 2. Credit risk assessment in different contexts : The influence of local networks for bank financing of SMEs

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Lars Silver; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Business studies; Credit risk assessments; Local networks; Bank financing; SMEs; Företagsekonomi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The Swedish banking crisis a decade ago was ultimately caused by the banks' failure in their assessments of the credit-risk of firms. Since then, Swedish banks have tried different organizational structures in order to safeguard the lending process. READ MORE

  3. 3. Boards and governance in SMEs: An inquiry into boards’ contribution to firm performance

    University dissertation from SIRE, Halmstad University

    Author : Jonas Gabrielsson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Företagsledning; management; Management of enterprises; stakeholders; SMEs; firm performance; governance; contingencies; Boards of directors; board working style;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Styrelsen har under de senaste åren lyfts fram som en potentiell resurs som kan bidra till utvecklingskraft och förbättrad lönsamhet i små- och medelstora företag (SMF). Litteratur och forskning kring styrelsearbete behandlar dock främst stora publika företag där behovet av att begränsa företagsledningens handlingsutrymme lyfts fram. READ MORE

  4. 4. New insights on financing and business development of start-up firms and SMEs

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Sara Jonsson; KTH.; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; start-ups; SMEs; banks; financing; information; business development; social structure; net work relationships; TECHNOLOGY Industrial engineering and economy; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Industriell teknik och ekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis aspires to advance understanding of how start-up firms’ and small and medium sized firms’(SMEs) network relationships affect acquisition of financing and information necessary to achieve firmbusiness development through the exchange in business relationships. It contributes to research on socialstructure by clarifying how network relationships that facilitate exchange have a positive effect on firmbusiness development, defined as subjective and objective enhancement of firm performance. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring design-driven innovation A study on value creation by SMEs in the Swedish wood products industry

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Jönköping University, School of Engineering

    Author : Heleen De Goey; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; design-driven innovation; product meaning; value creation; perceived value; SMEs; Swedish wood products industry;

    Abstract : Design-driven innovation, focused on the innovation of product meanings, provides a new perspective to better understand the contribution of design to innovation. Additionally, it enables new opportunities for value creation. READ MORE