Sustaining local manufacturing: a longitudinal study of Swedish companies


This paper reports an investigation of local sustainable production in Sweden aimed at exploring the factors contributing to survival and competitiveness of manufacturing. Eight companies were studied on two occasions 30 years apart; in 1980 and 2010. To provide a valid longitudinal, perspective a common format for data collection was used. As a framework for data collection and analysis the DRAMA methodology was employed (Bennett and Forrester, 1990). There are a number of results reported in detail concerning long term competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing companies.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Event Title: 18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Cambridge
Event Dates: 2011-07-03 - 2011-07-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: Swedish manufacturing,longitudinal study,sustainable production
ISBN: 978-1-902546-94-0
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024 07:27
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 15:15
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011
Authors: Winroth, Mats
Abid, Muhammad
Almgren, Bengt
Bennett, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1480-8652)
Nunes, Breno (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8892-2728)



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