Search for dissertations about: "competitive advantages."

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  1. 1. A Framework for the Strategic Management of Information Technology

    Author : Raquel Flodström; Birger Rapp; Thomas Kalling; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; strategic management; information technology IT ; competitive environment; competitive advantages.; Information technology; Informationsteknologi; Economic Information Systems; Ekonomiska informationssystem; competitive advantage; Information Systems; Informatik;

    Abstract : Strategy and IT research has been extensively discussed during the past 40 years. Two scientific disciplines Management Science (MS) and Management Information Science (MIS) investigate the importance of IT as a competitive factor. READ MORE

  2. 2. Competence acquisition and competitive advantages : an empirical study of small firms

    Author : Malin Malmström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Redovisning och styrning; Accounting and Control;

    Abstract : Competence acquisition in small firms is an under-researched area. The purposes of the entire thesis are, to describe how small firms acquire competence, to create an understanding by identifying factors that can affect how small firms handle competence acquisition, and why these factors affect the acquisition of competence, and to develop and test a model about competence acquisition. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cost Effective Maintenance for Competitve Advantages

    Author : Imad Alsyouf; Basim Al-Najjar; Uday Kumar; Växjö universitet; []
    Keywords : Maintenance approaches; Maintenance Costs; Savings and Profit; Operations; Quality; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Competitiveness; Productivity; Value Advantages; Profitability; Performance; Balanced Scorecard BSC; Maintenance Selection Method; Fuzzy MCDM; TTT-plot; Cost Effective Maintenance; Mechanistic Model; Vibration Level Prediction; Condition-Based Maintenance; survey; case study; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP; Maskinteknik; Mechanical Engineering;

    Abstract : This thesis describes the role of cost effective maintenance in achieving competitive advantages. It explores by means of a survey which maintenance practices are used, and how maintenance policies are selected in Swedish industries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Acquiring competence to create and sustain competitive advantages : a study of four small high technology firms

    Author : Malin Malmström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Redovisning och styrning; Accounting and Control;

    Abstract : The research questions addressed in this licentiate thesis are; How can small firms acquire competence? What factors can be identified as important for understanding how competence is acquired in small firms? Why are these factors important? Three factor groups are included in building a preliminary model of competence acquisition; the entrepreneur, the business concept, and the competence base which are identified in the literature as affecting competence acquisition. The surrounding environment is seen as a platform for the acquisition of competence. READ MORE

  5. 5. Institutional arrangements and competitive posture : effects of company structures in the commercial printing industry

    Author : Thomas Mejtoft; Nils Enlund; Robert G. Picard; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; business strategy; cooperation; customer value; institutional arrangements; printing industry; vertical integration; Industrial organisation; administration and economics; Industriell organisation; administration och ekonomi; Media and communication studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract :  The research objective of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of institutional arrangements, with respect to vertical integration and cooperation, on competitive advantages within the commercial printing industry, with specific focus on digital printing. This dissertation comprises six research papers, based on four qualitative case studies and a quantitative survey study, all carried out in Sweden in the years 2004-2008. READ MORE