Sustaining local manufacturing: a longitudinal study of Swedish companies
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper reports an investigation of local sustainable production in Sweden aimed at exploring the factors contributing to survival and competitiveness of manufacturing. Eight companies were studied on two occasions 30 years apart; in 1980 and 2010. To provide a valid longitudinal, perspective a common format for data collection was used. As a framework for data collection and analysis the DRAMA methodology was employed (Bennett and Forrester, 1990). There are a number of results reported in detail concerning long term competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing companies.

Swedish manufacturing

sustainable production

longitudinal study

Author

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Abid Muhammad

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Bengt Almgren

Breno Nunes

18th EurOMA Conference 3-6 July 2011, Cambridge, UK

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

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10/8/2017