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Key Business Processes in Building Supply Companies: A Comparison with other Manufacturing Companies
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
Örebro University, ESI, Örebro, Sweden.
2003 (English)In: Construction Economics and Organization: Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 23-24 April 2003, Lund, Sweden, Lund: Division of Construction Management, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University , 2003, p. 257-263Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The province of Örebro approximately 260 000 inhabitants and 280 manufacturing companies with more than 10 employees. Eleven of these companies are suppliers to the building industry. A survey concerning key business processes in these 280 companies was carried out in the beginning of 2002. The purpose of the survey was to analyse key processes such as customer focus, information & benchmarking, quality & supplier focus and innovation processes. One basic finding is that the manufacturing companies score top levels in “Leader­ship and planning” but low in ”Information & Benchmarking”. Another finding is that “Innovation” also scores low. This combination of low information and low innovation might have negative effects on the Swedish construction contractors because of their dependence on active suppliers. In this paper we compare those companies which are suppliers to the building companies with the total group of companies in the survey. One result from this study is that the building material suppliers as a group score poorer than other lines of business on innovation

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Lund: Division of Construction Management, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University , 2003. p. 257-263
Keywords [en]
Business processes, innovation, building supply companies
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Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5521Libris ID: 9102741ISBN: 91-974618-0-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5521DiVA, id: diva2:346524
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3rd Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Lund, Sweden, 23-24 April, 2003
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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