International sourcing: a must or a choice? A perspective on the role of local supplier relationships in the Italian mechanical industry

Annalisa Tunisini, Roberta Bocconcelli, Alessandro Pagano

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Abstract

The paper discusses under which conditions Italian SMEs make use of local networks of suppliers or look for international suppliers. The paper analyzes main changes that have affected purchasing strategies of misize companies of the mechanical industry and make some conclusions in terms of companies' combining local and international sourcing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Annual IMP Conference 'Business Networks ' Globality, Regionality, Locality'
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event26th IMP (Industrial Marketing and Purchasing) Conference - Budapest
Duration: 2 Sep 20104 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference26th IMP (Industrial Marketing and Purchasing) Conference
CityBudapest
Period2/9/104/9/10

Keywords

  • MARKETING
  • PURCHASING

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