Search for dissertations about: "global sourcing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words global sourcing.

  1. 1. Initiating and developing a supplier base in a new context

    Author : Nojan Najafi; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; economies; emerging country sourcing; supply network; interdependencies; involvement; China sourcing.; global sourcing; collaboration; supplier base development; Supplier base;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore the initiation and development of a supplier base in a new context from the perspective of a firm. An abductive approach was used to make a case study of the development of a supplier base in China by a Swedish firm, FlexLink. READ MORE

  2. 2. Firms in Global Value Chains : An Analysis of the Determinants and Effects of the Changing Location of International Production

    Author : Trudy-Ann Stone; Charlie Karlsson; Philippe Rouchy; Quoreshi Shahid; Bengtsson Lars; Andrés Rodríguez-Pose; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Global value chains; outsourcing; offshoring; technical efficiency; multinational firms; imports; exports; financial crisis; institutions;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the globalization of production, a salient feature of the modern economy. The development of international outsourcing as a widespread business practice and the simultaneous decrease in trade and transport costs have contributed to the growth of a phenomenon known as global value chains. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on International Trade : Theory and Evidence on the Determinants and Implications of Firms' Import Behaviour

    Author : Evangelia Pateli; Rikard Forslid; Anders Åkerman; Philippe Martin; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; international trade; extensive margins of trade; international sourcing; hierarchical sorting; information spillovers; devaluations; intermediate import dependence; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis aspires to further contribute to our understanding of both the determinants as well as the implications of intermediate goods trade. Faced with intensifying global competition, firms are increasingly developing their production process and their sourcing strategies beyond national borders in order to take advantage of lower costs, superior quality and technological advances. READ MORE

  4. 4. Knowledge Classification for Supporting Effort Estimation in Global Software Engineering Projects

    Author : Ricardo Britto; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola; []

    Abstract : Background: Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become a widely applied operational model for the development of software systems; it can increase profits and decrease time-to-market. However, there are many challenges associated with development of software in a globally distributed fashion. READ MORE

  5. 5. Service stations along global knowledge pipelines - on innovation intermediaries' function in fostering globalized innovation processes

    Author : Emily Wise; Research Policy Institute (RPI); []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; innovation intermediaries; globalization of innovation; transnational innovation networks; cluster organizations;

    Abstract : Innovation is an interactive learning process that is facilitated naturally by geographic proximity. Innovation intermediaries can serve as an extra catalyst to and facilitator of interaction and collaboration. READ MORE