Global sourcing or deep localization: A social capital perspective

Tobias Bohnenkamp

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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Abstract

Considering the increased importance that ties between different organizations have gained over the last decades in terms of contributing to the creation of value, buyer-supplier relationships have been found more and more as a source of a sustainable competitive advantage. In this context, the terminology of global sourcing, sourcing goods from suppliers on an international scale, has found wide application. Since companies increasingly outsource activities to their suppliers and thus grant them more responsibilities, being able to successfully manage these relationships naturally emerges as necessary requirement. In countries such as China, firms increasingly tend to abandon the global sourcing focus and follow domestic sourcing approaches, going even as far as actively establishing the whole supply chain locally, a strategy also understood as deep localization.

The questions that arise are: How is deep localization conducted? Which roles do buyer-supplier relationships, in particular the social capital underlying them, play? And, how can social capital contribute to successful project outcomes between buyer and supplier? Based on qualitative as well as quantitative research, this study provides answers to these questions while deriving practical recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Schiele, Holger , Supervisor
  • de Visser, Matthias , Co-Supervisor
Award date6 Dec 2018
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4677-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018

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Social capital
Suppliers
Global sourcing
Localization
Buyer-supplier relationships
Sourcing
Supply chain
Qualitative research
Buyers
Quantitative research
Sustainable competitive advantage
China
Responsibility

Keywords

  • Buyer-supplier relationship
  • Social Capital
  • Global sourcing
  • Deep localization

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Bohnenkamp, Tobias . / Global sourcing or deep localization : A social capital perspective. Enschede : University of Twente, 2018. 219 p.
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