Supply chain position and servitization efforts of companies in Eastern and Western Europe

Szász, Levente and Demeter, Krisztina (2011) Supply chain position and servitization efforts of companies in Eastern and Western Europe. Journal of international business and economics, 11 (1). pp. 104-112.

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Our paper investigates the supply chain position of manufacturing companies in Europe, and the relation of this position to the extent and kind of services these companies provide. Our research builds on analyzing differences between Western and Eastern European companies. For the empirical research the database from the fifth round of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey is used which covers 445 manufacturing companies from 13 European countries. Based on the connection between supply chain position and the extent and type of services offered dominant business models are identified both in Eastern and Western Europe.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:manufacturing company, servitization, supply chain position, upstream position, downstream position, vertical integration, outsourcing
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Business Economics > Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Subjects:Logistics, production management
Management, business policy, business strategy
Funders:Bolyai János Research Scholarship
Projects:Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development, POS DRU 6/1.5/S/4, OTKA T 049147
ID Code:1414
Deposited By: EJ T
Deposited On:20 Jan 2014 07:54
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 07:55

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