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Contemporary Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Skills and Knowledge Needed for Succeeding in Swedish Job Market

Jasiuvian, Inga (2013)
Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this master thesis is to examine the profile of contemporary skills and
knowledge provided in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) postgraduate programs
offered by Swedish universities and compares them with job requirements. Design/methodology/approach – This master thesis employs the desk-based research involving
content analysis based on 14 postgraduate LSCM programs selected from 10 Swedish universities
and 80 job advertisements within 4 job positions from an online recruitments website. Findings – The findings demonstrate that there is imbalance between postgraduate curriculum
and employer needs. In general, Swedish universities provided research development, logistics and
supply chain, and engineering... (More)
Purpose – The purpose of this master thesis is to examine the profile of contemporary skills and
knowledge provided in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) postgraduate programs
offered by Swedish universities and compares them with job requirements. Design/methodology/approach – This master thesis employs the desk-based research involving
content analysis based on 14 postgraduate LSCM programs selected from 10 Swedish universities
and 80 job advertisements within 4 job positions from an online recruitments website. Findings – The findings demonstrate that there is imbalance between postgraduate curriculum
and employer needs. In general, Swedish universities provided research development, logistics and
supply chain, and engineering knowledge, whereas LSCM recruiters give a priority for practicaltransferrable
skills, work experience, and subject knowledge. Research limitations/implications – The major limitation of this research is that it is based on
published information online, therefore the future research with more detailed syllabuses and job
requirements are desired. Originality/value – To the best of my knowledge, this is a first attempt that conducts such
research in Sweden, therefore, it provides new insights into the LSCM postgraduate curriculum as
well as indicates the skills and knowledge required from Swedish job market in logistics and supply
chain industry. (Less)
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author
Jasiuvian, Inga
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
logistics, supply chain management, education, curriculum, jobs
language
English
id
3813776
date added to LUP
2013-06-16 03:39:16
date last changed
2018-10-18 10:26:21
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  abstract     = {Purpose – The purpose of this master thesis is to examine the profile of contemporary skills and
knowledge provided in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) postgraduate programs
offered by Swedish universities and compares them with job requirements. Design/methodology/approach – This master thesis employs the desk-based research involving
content analysis based on 14 postgraduate LSCM programs selected from 10 Swedish universities
and 80 job advertisements within 4 job positions from an online recruitments website. Findings – The findings demonstrate that there is imbalance between postgraduate curriculum
and employer needs. In general, Swedish universities provided research development, logistics and
supply chain, and engineering knowledge, whereas LSCM recruiters give a priority for practicaltransferrable
skills, work experience, and subject knowledge. Research limitations/implications – The major limitation of this research is that it is based on
published information online, therefore the future research with more detailed syllabuses and job
requirements are desired. Originality/value – To the best of my knowledge, this is a first attempt that conducts such
research in Sweden, therefore, it provides new insights into the LSCM postgraduate curriculum as
well as indicates the skills and knowledge required from Swedish job market in logistics and supply
chain industry.},
  author       = {Jasiuvian, Inga},
  keyword      = {logistics,supply chain management,education,curriculum,jobs},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Contemporary Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Skills and Knowledge Needed for Succeeding in Swedish Job Market},
  year         = {2013},
}