Search for dissertations about: "SMEs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 131 swedish dissertations containing the word SMEs.

  1. 1. Adoption of quality management in SMEs

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

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

    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; [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; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Företagsledning; management; Management of enterprises; stakeholders; SMEs; firm performance; governance; contingencies; Boards of directors; board working style;

    Abstract : The board of directors is often described as a valuable resource for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that can contribute to the direction and performance of the firm. Mainstream research and literature on boards and governance has however mainly been concerned with how the board of directors best can monitor and restrain managerial action in large widely held corporations, and there is not much guidance for individuals interested in how boards can be effective instruments of governance in privately held SMEs. 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; Kent Eriksson; Pervez Ghauri; [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; Per Hilletofth; Lars Eriksson; [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