Susanne Hertz

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preview 1 Global Sourcing Development at IKEA – a Case Study Paper prepared for the 25 IMP conference Jens Hultman, Susanne Hertz, Rhona Johnsen, Thomas Johnsen 1: Jönköping International Business School, P.O Box 1026, SE-551 11 SWEDEN E-mail:, Tel: +46 0(36) 10 10 00 2: Audencia Nantes School of Management, 8(More)
International strategic alliances is an important phenomenon in contemporary markets. Their existence is an aspect of "collective competition". The alliances undergo changes in terms of membership (entry, exit) and degree of integration between the members. We analyse the dynamics of alliances with a "markets-as-networks" view, seeing alliances as embedded(More)
The potential of ICT (information and communication technology) has been a strong driving force for creation of the “extended enterprise” and the integration of the supply chains. This potential has however only partly been realised. Still data are transferred in a large variety of ways and compatibility between systems is low. ICT’s role for the(More)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of the challenges and conflicts in sustainable supply chain management through empirical evidence from the heavy-vehicle industry in Sweden and China. Design/methodology/approach The theoretical background is based on the literature on sustainable supply chain management in general and in(More)
2 How TPLs create effectiveness and efficiency by coordinating customersáctivities and strategies By offering customer differentiation, JIT transports, express deliveries, after sales services all at competitive prices the large international firms seek to secure future growth. These activities have intensified the interest for supply chain management and(More)
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