Centralized, Decentralized, and Hybrid Purchasing Organizations: What Lies Beyond?

Lydia Bals, Virpi Turkulainen

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    Abstrakt

    This paper addresses one of the focal issues in purchasing and supply management – global sourcing – from an organizational design perspective. In particular, we elaborate the traditional classification of global sourcing organization designs into centralized, decentralized,
    and hybrid models. We illustrate with our empirical analysis on global sourcing organization design at Global Chemical Company (GCC, a pseudonym) that revisiting the conventional wisdom about global sourcing organization designs is required; by engaging in a detailed, subfirm level of analysis on the design of the purchasing organization we can identify organization designs beyond the classical centralization-decentralization continuum. We also provide explanations for the observed organization design at GCC. The study contributes to research on purchasing and supply management as well as research on organization design.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2015
    Antal sider38
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015: Opening Governance - Vancouver, Canada
    Varighed: 7 aug. 201511 aug. 2015
    Konferencens nummer: 75
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
    Nummer75
    LandCanada
    ByVancouver
    Periode07/08/201511/08/2015
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    Emneord

    • Purchasing
    • Procurement
    • Global sourcing
    • Organization
    • Centralized
    • Decentralized
    • Hybrid

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