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The use of a manufacturing strategy tool and the role of national culture
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0216-4493
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3236-5648
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents findings from an empirical study of the use of a manufacturing strategy tool in seven companies in Sweden and Singapore. We investigated the influence of national culture when using a manufacturing strategy tool. Hofstede’s national cultural dimensions and underlying factors model were applied. The findings show that it is possible to explain differences in the use of manufacturing strategy tools when considering national cultural dimensions. It was found that the factors of power distance, long-term orientation, and masculinity influence participation and decision- making when using a manufacturing strategy tool. 

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International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2014.
Keywords [en]
Manufacturing strategy, framework, national cultural dimensions
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28520DiVA, id: diva2:878268
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21st EurOMA International Annual Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, Palermo, Italy, June 20-25
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VINNOVAAvailable from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved

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