Search for dissertations about: "international sourcing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words international sourcing.

  1. 1. 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 : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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

  2. 2. In the middle : on sourcing from China and the role of the intermediary

    Author : Jenny Balkow; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; international sourcing; low cost country sourcing; intermediary; intermediary roles; people s republic of china; smes; supply chains; quality; Företagsekonomi; Handel och IT; Bussiness and IT;

    Abstract : In the past three decades China’s rapid transition from a closed economy to become the factory of the world has astonished economists all over the world. Surveys among sourcing practitioners show that China is the most interesting market for sourcing and research points to lower costs as the main reason. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sourcing decisions for military logistics in Peace Support Operations : A case study of the Swedish armed forces

    Author : Per Skoglund; Susanne Hertz; David Moore; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; military logistics; public procurement; sourcing; peace support operations;

    Abstract : What role has sourcing for the logistical outcome when Swedish Armed Forces (FM) plan for and conduct Peace Support Operations (PSOs)? What are the logistic needs to support the operating units? Can logistics in itself contribute to the overall goals with the PSOs? It depends of course on how the logistics are organised and what is required in order to support the military operations. The research on military logistics in general is limited and within the conduct of small nations forces almost non-existent. READ MORE

  4. 4. Project Closure is not the End : A Study of Interaction between Design and Manufacturing in Product Development

    Author : Daniel Olausson; Christian Berggren; Thomas Magnusson; Lars Bengtsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Product Development; Continuous Improvement; Design-Manufacturing Interaction; Contingency Theory; Sourcing Strategy; Case Study; Industrial organisation; administration and economics; Industriell organisation; administration och ekonomi;

    Abstract : Tidigare forskning har påvisat att ett företags produktionsförmåga påverkar förmågan att utveckla nya produkter. Faktum är att de företag som är duktiga på att producera ofta även är duktiga på att utveckla nya produkter, då flertalet produktionsaktiviteter såsom prototypframställan är viktiga i utvecklingsprocessen. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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 : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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