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A thematic analysis of research on global sourcing and international purchasing in retail firms

Jonsson, Anna LU and Tolstoy, Daniel (2013) In International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 42(1). p.56-83
Abstract (Swedish)
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to offer a thematic analysis of global sourcing and international purchasing issues in international retail firms.

Design/methodology/approach
– We review literature that addresses purchasing/sourcing activities of retail firms in foreign markets. We categorize this literature into different themes and analyse how these themes are conceptually or empirically linked to performance. We then use the thematic analysis as a foundation for suggesting potential avenues for future research.

Findings
– Four distinct themes emerge from our literature review.

Originality/value
– There is a lack of research that addresses how retail firms can extract value from global... (More)
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to offer a thematic analysis of global sourcing and international purchasing issues in international retail firms.

Design/methodology/approach
– We review literature that addresses purchasing/sourcing activities of retail firms in foreign markets. We categorize this literature into different themes and analyse how these themes are conceptually or empirically linked to performance. We then use the thematic analysis as a foundation for suggesting potential avenues for future research.

Findings
– Four distinct themes emerge from our literature review.

Originality/value
– There is a lack of research that addresses how retail firms can extract value from global sourcing and international purchasing activities. A thematic review, along with a careful classification of different themes, could lead to an enhanced understanding of the processes and objectives that underpin global sourcing and international purchasing activities in retail firms. (Less)
Abstract
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to offer a thematic analysis of global sourcing and international purchasing issues in international retail firms.

Design/methodology/approach
– We review literature that addresses purchasing/sourcing activities of retail firms in foreign markets. We categorize this literature into different themes and analyse how these themes are conceptually or empirically linked to performance. We then use the thematic analysis as a foundation for suggesting potential avenues for future research.

Findings
– Four distinct themes emerge from our literature review.

Originality/value
– There is a lack of research that addresses how retail firms can extract value from global... (More)
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to offer a thematic analysis of global sourcing and international purchasing issues in international retail firms.

Design/methodology/approach
– We review literature that addresses purchasing/sourcing activities of retail firms in foreign markets. We categorize this literature into different themes and analyse how these themes are conceptually or empirically linked to performance. We then use the thematic analysis as a foundation for suggesting potential avenues for future research.

Findings
– Four distinct themes emerge from our literature review.

Originality/value
– There is a lack of research that addresses how retail firms can extract value from global sourcing and international purchasing activities. A thematic review, along with a careful classification of different themes, could lead to an enhanced understanding of the processes and objectives that underpin global sourcing and international purchasing activities in retail firms. (Less)
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strategy, retail, literature review, global sourcing, international purchasing, strategy, retail, literature review, global sourcing, international purchasing
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International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management
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42
issue
1
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28 pages
publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:84890387243
ISSN
0959-0552
DOI
10.1108/IJRDM-05-2012-0046
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {56--83},
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  series       = {International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management},
  title        = {A thematic analysis of research on global sourcing and international purchasing in retail firms},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJRDM-05-2012-0046},
  volume       = {42},
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