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Locomotive companies
2001 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the importance of companies that work as a locomotive for the economical development in industrialised districts. According to literature, an open climate between the locomotive company and their subcontractors enables exchange of knowledge and as an effect gives the other companies in the district an overall increased competence. The purpose of our study is to discuss whether two large companies in the north of Sweden may be categorised as locomotive companies or not. We chose to carry out case studies at SSAB Tunnplåt in Luleå and Rönnskärsverken in Skellefteå to see if they fulfilled the locomotive company characteristics described in the literature. By interviewing relevant respondents at the investigated companies, four subcontractors and two external actors, we came to the conclusion that neither SSAB Tunnplåt nor Rönnskärsverken could be categorised as locomotive companies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Locomotive companies, Lokomotivföretag, Lokomotiv, SSAB, Rönnskärsverken, Subcontractors, Underleverantörer, Glocal, Glokal
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45860ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--01/008--SELocal ID: 38474d6b-fa4d-445c-b401-51a9f2167994OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-45860DiVA: diva2:1019158
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Business Administration, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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