Organizing for Global Sourcing: The Hybrid Organization

Lydia Bals, Virpi Turkulainen

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    Research on Purchasing Organization is dominated by studies on centralization versus decentralization. While global sourcing relates to the integrated activities of purchasing and other functions in line with the company’s strategic objectives and while it has been put forward that hybrid organizations are on the rise, the exact ways in which companies employ hybrid organizations in this context have not been studied in further detail. By presenting a multi-year case study from 2010 to 2013 at a pharmaceutical company, we elaborate on the existing knowledge regarding hybrid organizations, putting forward several structural variants that lie beneath the surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event24th Annual IPSERA Conference: Preparing for new Competitive Challenges - VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 29 Mar 20151 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 24


    Conference24th Annual IPSERA Conference
    LocationVU University Amsterdam
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