Management Control of Global Supply Chains

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BoD – Books on Demand, 2009 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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Within global and rapidly changing environments, cooperation and networking offer possibilities for sharing costs and risks, as well as keeping up with constantly renewed information from outside the firms' boundaries. In line with this, an effective management control of supply chain processes seems to be relevant to compete against other supply chains and to get the required information. In this context, an implementation of a management control institution for inter-firm relations, like a supply chain management control (SCMC), that provides relevant qualitative and quantitative data to manage supply chains reflects an important issue. However, a comprehensive approach with regard to the management control of the entire supply chain and how it can be fulfilled has received scant attention in prior research. The aim of this thesis is therefore to analyze management control systems in global supply chains by means of a mixed methods design with special regard to functional, institutional and instrumental issues. In this context, qualitative data are combined with theoretical insights to develop an empirical model which is tested by means of a quantitative study. Following this, insights into management control aspects, organization of the supply chain management control, management control mechanisms, and the integration of suppliers are provided.
 

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Contents

SupplyChain Management Control 53
3
Supply Chain Management
13
Synopsis and Research Design
107
Qualitative Study
125
Quantitative Study
199
Discussion of the Results and Conclusion
293
Appendix
305
References
337
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About the author (2009)

Nils Horch studied from 2000 till 2005 mechanical engineering and business administration at the Technical University of Berlin attending the following majors: logistics, management accounting, and strategic management. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as a research assistant for the chair of management control (Prof. Dr. Rolf Bruhl) at the ESCP Europe in Berlin. In October 2009 he finished his dissertation about the management control in global supply chains with the academic degree "Dr. rer. pol.." Since 2009 he has been working for the Volkswagen AG and is responsible for projects in the field of organization development especially in production and logistics issues.

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