Sustaining local manufacturing: a longitudinal study of Swedish companies

Mats Winroth, Muhammad Abid, Bengt Almgren, David Bennett, Breno Nunes

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Abstract

This paper reports an investigation of local sustainable production in Sweden aimed at exploring the factors contributing to survival and competitiveness of manufacturing. Eight companies were studied on two occasions 30 years apart; in 1980 and 2010. To provide a valid longitudinal, perspective a common format for data collection was used. As a framework for data collection and analysis the DRAMA methodology was employed (Bennett and Forrester, 1990). There are a number of results reported in detail concerning long term competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperations strategy and performance
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of 18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association
EditorsM. Holweg, J.S. Srai
Place of PublicationCambridge (UK)
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-902546-94-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20116 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period3/07/116/07/11

Keywords

  • Swedish manufacturing
  • longitudinal study
  • sustainable production

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