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Proximity Matters? Geographical aspects of changing strategies in automotive subcontracting relationships:the case of domestic suppliers to Volvo Troslanda assembly plant.


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Title: Proximity Matters? Geographical aspects of changing strategies in automotive subcontracting relationships:the case of domestic suppliers to Volvo Troslanda assembly plant.
Authors: Larsson, Anders
Issue Date: 1999
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
Extent: 285 pages
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Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Meddelanden från Göteborgs universitets geografiska institutioner. Serie B., nr no 97
Keywords: automotive-industry
Hydro-Raufoss Automotive
just-in-time
location
proximity
Abstract: This study analyses the significance of geographical proximity in the restructuring process of a domestic subcontractor system in the Swedish automotive industry, using the Volvo Torslanda assembly plant as a case. The focus is on: i) the organisation of buyer-subcontractor relationships, ii) time-related delivery strategies, iii) the significance of geographical proximity. The findings provide an empirical contribution to the general understanding of the geographical buyer- subcontractor r... more
ISBN: 91-86472-33-x
ISSN: 0346-6663
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/2508
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi
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