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The Role of Intangible Influencing Factors in Strategic Network Decision-Making [in press]

Steier, Gwen Louis ORCID iD icon 1; Silbernagel, Rainer ORCID iD icon 1; Maier, Tanja 1; Peukert, Sina Kathrin 1; Lanza, Gisela 1
1 Institut für Produktionstechnik (WBK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

The strategic configuration of global production networks is shaped by a variety of influencing factors and strategic motives. In addition to cost factors, intangible factors such as employee qualification and supplier reliability in particular influence the network configuration. This paper examines the relevance of 30 influencing factors on network configuration as well as their consideration in decision-making. The study shows that intangible factors are often only included through managers’ gut feelings, although they have a significant influence on network performance. However, it can be shown that with increasing perceived relevance, intangible factors are included more systematically in the decision-making process.

Postprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000149698
Veröffentlicht am 07.07.2023
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktionstechnik (WBK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 06.07.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000149698
Erschienen in 29th EurOMA Conference, July 1 - 6, 2022. Book of Proceedings
Veranstaltung 29th International EurOMA Conference "Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future" (2022), Berlin, Deutschland, 01.07.2022 – 06.07.2022
Schlagwörter Global Production Networks, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Fit
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