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Interactions between HQ and Divisions in a MNC - Some Consequences of IT Implementation on Organizing supply Activities

  • Svend Ole Madsen


    (Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark)

  • Ole Stegmann Mikkelsen


    (Danfoss A/S, Denmark)

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    This article focuses partly on the interaction between a company headquarter and the divisions and partly on how new IT technologies can influence this process. Specifically, the influence of a newly developed Data Warehouse sys-tem organization of supply is investigated. Based on earlier perspectives, such as core competence and portfolio perspectives, the interactions are examined, and a third perspective, in which elements of the two are coordinated and inte-grated, is introduced. Based on a single case study of Danfoss A/S, the new IT opportunities are then used to illustrate the implications on the organisation of purchasing activities.

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    Paper provided by University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics in its series Working Papers with number 57/04.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:sdk:wpaper:57
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