Essays about: "Efficiency-seeking"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 essays containing the word Efficiency-seeking.

  1. 1. Managing International Sourcing and Manufacturing in an Allegedly Stalled Globalization - A multiple case study exploring SMEs’ international sourcing and manufacturing and the trend of the world economy

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Elvira Tenggren; Isabella Asp; [2023-07-18]
    Keywords : SME; Sourcing; Manufacturing; Globalization; Regionalization; De-globalization; Reshoring; Network embeddedness; Efficiency-seeking; Security-seeking;

    Abstract : There have been significant events in recent years that have raised concerns about the trend of the world economy. Scholars believe these events have disrupted businesses, causing them to reconsider their GVCs, including supply chains and GPNs. READ MORE

  2. 2. What Are They Seeking Next?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Lina Johansson; Mária Markhed Maxe; Emma Iversén; [2023]
    Keywords : foreign expansion; Foreign Direct Investment FDI ; intrinsic motives for FDI; natural resource-seeking; market-seeking; efficiency-seeking; strategic asset-seeking; experiential knowledge; market-specific knowledge; firm-specific knowledge; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the dynamics between firms’ shifting motives for engaging in foreign direct investments (FDIs) and the experiential knowledge acquired from increased experience and establishment in foreign markets. An embedded case study was performed on the multinational company Duni Group, drawing upon insights from semi-structured interviews with representatives from the case company. READ MORE

  3. 3. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the Life Science Industry in the Gothenburg Region

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Jasmen Abd-El-Samie; Maria Svensson; [2021-06-28]
    Keywords : Life Science; FDI; Medical technology; Biotechnology; Pharmaceuticals; Motives; Gothenburg region; West Sweden;

    Abstract : This study aimed to identify why foreign-owned life science companies decide to locate abroad and also to identify the challenges that the companies experience. The Gothenburg region was chosen to investigate as a practical case. The study was performed through a qualitative study conducted through primary data (interviews) and secondary data. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adaptation of Business Practices in Swedish Software-Exporting SMEs: An Institution-Based View of Internationalization

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Alexander Johansson; Alma Turkovic; [2018-07-03]
    Keywords : Institutional impact; Formal institutions; Informal institutions; Institutional distance; SMEs internationalization; Software industry; Software-Exporting SMEs; Networks; Network interactions; Business practices;

    Abstract : Previous research has acknowledged the importance of software SMEs by emphasizing their ability to compete in the international arena despite their smaller size. Further, the internationalization of software SMEs have been emphasized as an interesting phenomenon as they have not followed classic incremental internationalization paths, meaning the establishing a subsidiary in a foreign country of operations, but instead software SMEs favor direct exports. READ MORE

  5. 5. Why do firms convert their joint ventures into wholly owned subsidiaries? : A multiple case study of Swedish firms' joint ventures in India and China

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för marknadsföring (MF)

    Author : Simon Florian Stämpfli; Nikita Vladimirov; [2017]
    Keywords : International Joint Venture; Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise; Conversion of International Joint Ventures into Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises; FDI Motives; OLI Theory; Emerging Markets;

    Abstract : International Joint Ventures are important for international Business. In recent years, firms started to convert their International Joint Ventures into Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises. However, there is only a limited understanding for the conversion of International Joint Ventures into Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises. READ MORE