Sourcing Team Behavior in Project-Based MNE's

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    Abstract

    This paper presents and discusses a multiple case study of three cross-functional category teams responsible for sourcing critical components within multi-national, project-based enterprises. The study focused on behaviour and management of the sourcing teams and found that the sourcing process across the three cases was characterized by conflict between departments represented in the category teams. This resulted in unfortunate sourcing team behaviour and unaligned performance management, which in turn had a number of adverse effects. Further research on how to create a holistic and balanced team perspective in the sourcing teams is suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Place of PublicationPalermo, Italy
    PublisherEurOMA
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 21

    Conference

    Conference21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number21
    LocationUniversity of Palermo
    CountryItaly
    CityPalermo
    Period20/06/201425/06/2014

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