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Betydelsen av organisatoriska rutiner vid val av leverantör
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The construction industry in Sweden has been protected against international competitors in the Swedish market. Now that international construction companies are entering the Swedish market, the demand increases on the Swedish construction companies to find new ways to lower their prices to be competitive in their bids. Thus, international buying has become increasingly important in Swedish companies to remain competitive. It has been shown that there are significant challenges to increase the share of international buying. A building construction project is often performed by several specialized companies with different interests and goals. Dealing with this for the main contractor is often very complex as it involves many interactions, different cultures and tasks that require specific knowledge of the various components of the project.Reluctance and resistance from staff are two factors that often arise in connection with a change of processes because the staff are accustomed to working in accordance with established organizational procedures. Organizational procedures are in this study defined as "Patterns of behavior that are followed repeatedly, but can be changed if circumstances change" (own translation, Winter, 1964, s.263). In light of the growing need for international buying in the construction industry with the apparent complexity that seems to be in actually increasing the proportion of international buying, the purpose of this qualitative study is to contribute to a better understanding of how organizational procedures affect the choice of supplier and how knowledge management can contribute to increased international buying. More specifically, the study addresses the research questions; What factors are prioritized when choosing a supplier? How do organizational procedures play a role in the selection of a supplier? How can knowledge management increase the proportion of international buying? Company A was chosen as the case study company because they are focusing to increase their proportion of international buying. In company A, five factors are identified as written procedures and four as unwritten procedures for the choice of supplier. Two department of company A, have been interviewed and asked to respond to questionnaires that form the basis for this study. The study points to which the biggest obstacles are to increase the share of international buying. The result is not presented here because this study is under secrecy.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55180Local ID: c11954a8-f11f-44c7-8985-6eaba4ba4ecdOAI: diva2:1028561
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20150701 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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