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Success factors of Nordic manufacturing companies – Manufacturing for the future

Haraldsson, Christoffer LU and Moldén, Anders (2013) In ISRN LUTVDG/TVTM--13/5254--/SE FEKP02 20131
Department of Business Administration
Lund University School of Economics and Management, LUSEM
Abstract
Issue of study:
To be a well performing company over time, profitability and growth are considered the key strategic value drivers. Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies are using different strategies to handle this challenge and some are performing better than others. In a world of globalization it is essential for the companies to remain competitive.

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to identify strategies indicating why some companies within the manufacturing industry in Sweden and Finland are performing better than others.

Method:
A multiple case study of a number of manufacturing Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies has been made. The study has been conducted through four hypotheses, created from a... (More)
Issue of study:
To be a well performing company over time, profitability and growth are considered the key strategic value drivers. Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies are using different strategies to handle this challenge and some are performing better than others. In a world of globalization it is essential for the companies to remain competitive.

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to identify strategies indicating why some companies within the manufacturing industry in Sweden and Finland are performing better than others.

Method:
A multiple case study of a number of manufacturing Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies has been made. The study has been conducted through four hypotheses, created from a theoretical framework. The gathered data that has been analyzed has been formed through qualitative interviews.

Conclusion:
The conclusion of this study is that two strategies are more focused on in the better performing companies. These factors are; focus on profitability ahead of growth and focus on core competencies. (Less)
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author
Haraldsson, Christoffer LU and Moldén, Anders
supervisor
organization
course
FEKP02 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Strategy Manufacturing Companies Success Factors Growth Profitability Manufacturing
publication/series
ISRN LUTVDG/TVTM--13/5254--/SE
report number
254/2013
ISSN
1651-0100
language
English
id
3806963
date added to LUP
2014-12-18 15:04:29
date last changed
2014-12-18 15:04:29
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  abstract     = {Issue of study:
To be a well performing company over time, profitability and growth are considered the key strategic value drivers. Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies are using different strategies to handle this challenge and some are performing better than others. In a world of globalization it is essential for the companies to remain competitive.

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to identify strategies indicating why some companies within the manufacturing industry in Sweden and Finland are performing better than others.

Method:
A multiple case study of a number of manufacturing Swedish and Finnish manufacturing companies has been made. The study has been conducted through four hypotheses, created from a theoretical framework. The gathered data that has been analyzed has been formed through qualitative interviews.

Conclusion:
The conclusion of this study is that two strategies are more focused on in the better performing companies. These factors are; focus on profitability ahead of growth and focus on core competencies.},
  author       = {Haraldsson, Christoffer and Moldén, Anders},
  issn         = {1651-0100},
  keyword      = {Strategy Manufacturing Companies Success Factors Growth Profitability Manufacturing},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {ISRN LUTVDG/TVTM--13/5254--/SE},
  title        = {Success factors of Nordic manufacturing companies – Manufacturing for the future},
  year         = {2013},
}