IKE Seminar by Poul Houman Andersen


05.10.2017 kl. 14.00 - 15.30


In  this IKE Seminar Poul Houman Andersen will present a working paper with the title  “Purchasing’s role in facilitating supply network ambidexterity: An explorative study”.

The abstract of the paper:

The combined forces of technological innovation, customer expectations, globalization and deregulation creates an increasingly unpredictable competitive business climate, in which still more companies fail. Companies must become ambidextrous in order to pursue both exploration and exploitation of knowledge. Purchasing and supply management plays an increasingly central role in mobilizing and involving the suppliers in the pursuit of this agenda. The purpose of this paper is to explore how purchasing departments contribute to the organizational pursuit of supply network ambidexterity. We explore practices followed by purchasing departments and how managers mediate the organizational tensions from supply network ambidexterity.

Please find the paper attached.


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