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  • 21 Mar 2017 5:17 PM | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Dissertation Summary: 

    Titled “Offshoring and the aftermath: implications for the management of the purchasing and supply function”, my doctoral dissertation was concerned with what occurs to the purchasing and supply management (PSM) function when a firm engages in production offshoring, in particular through the captive offshoring mode. Among the key contributions of this research is the view that PSM needs to exploit the conditions of production offshoring to reinvent itself and enhance firm performance, ensuring that the firm remains viable in the long term.

  • 21 Mar 2017 5:14 PM | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Dissertation Summary: 

    The world’s leading global companies excel because of world-class procurement organizations. Procurement contributes to the bottom- and top-line by operating at nearly 20 per cent lower costs and by securing profit margins up to 22 per cent higher than the average. The present dissertation addresses this deficiency by taking a collective creativity perspective on value creation in procurement. This dissertation investigates whether team climates conducive of creativity facilitate the performance of (cross-functional) sourcing teams and buyer-supplier co-innovation teams. The dissertation contributes to building a theoretical perspective for collective and creative problem-solving in the procurement and supply chain management context. Concrete managerial recommendations for CEOs, CPOs and team members as to how collective creativity can contribute to bottom- and top-line results are provided.

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