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”The More the Merrier?”

Håkansson, Anna (2004)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Competition on the Swedish grocery retail market has increased profoundly, mainly as a result of foreign retailers entering the market. To keep up with this intensified competition, Swedish retailers need to lower their costs. In May 2004 ten new countries will become members of the EU. The majority of these countries are known for being labor-intensive states and in addition it is inexpensive for foreign companies to invest there. Furthermore, as these countries become members of the European Union, several trade barriers will disappear and it will be a lot less costly and time consuming for foreign companies to move their production to these regions or to use subcontractors in these countries. Also, as they become members of the EU,... (More)
Competition on the Swedish grocery retail market has increased profoundly, mainly as a result of foreign retailers entering the market. To keep up with this intensified competition, Swedish retailers need to lower their costs. In May 2004 ten new countries will become members of the EU. The majority of these countries are known for being labor-intensive states and in addition it is inexpensive for foreign companies to invest there. Furthermore, as these countries become members of the European Union, several trade barriers will disappear and it will be a lot less costly and time consuming for foreign companies to move their production to these regions or to use subcontractors in these countries. Also, as they become members of the EU, Sweden and these countries will no longer have diverging food laws and consequently a number of impediments will be eliminated. This also constitutes and incentive for Swedish retailers to import products from these countries. (Less)
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author
Håkansson, Anna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Grocery retailing, relationships, Poland, subcontracting, food legislation., Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
English
id
1350548
date added to LUP
2004-06-02
date last changed
2012-04-02 15:02:14
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  abstract     = {Competition on the Swedish grocery retail market has increased profoundly, mainly as a result of foreign retailers entering the market. To keep up with this intensified competition, Swedish retailers need to lower their costs. In May 2004 ten new countries will become members of the EU. The majority of these countries are known for being labor-intensive states and in addition it is inexpensive for foreign companies to invest there. Furthermore, as these countries become members of the European Union, several trade barriers will disappear and it will be a lot less costly and time consuming for foreign companies to move their production to these regions or to use subcontractors in these countries. Also, as they become members of the EU, Sweden and these countries will no longer have diverging food laws and consequently a number of impediments will be eliminated. This also constitutes and incentive for Swedish retailers to import products from these countries.},
  author       = {Håkansson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Grocery retailing,relationships,Poland,subcontracting,food legislation.,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”The More the Merrier?”},
  year         = {2004},
}