A matter of External or Internal Network Usage?: A study of the network environment of GE Healthcare Life Sciences Uppsala
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Current research has pointed out that a subsidiary ́s external network, constituted by its suppliers and customers at the local market, is very important for the corporation as a whole. In this study we seek to explore if this is the case for a certain Multinational corporation through exploring the usage of its networks. More specifically how the knowledge within its networks sharing contribute to the company’s innovation development process. A number of interviews have been conducted with personnel at a Multinational corporation, General Electric Healthcare Life Sciences in Uppsala. The results have been analyzed using a theoretical frame of reference covering network theory and a subsidiary’s part in it. Our findings show that even though the external network may play a necessary part, the internal network of a large Multinational corporation is an important resource and should not be ignored.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 50 p.
Internal Network Theory, External Network Theory, Subsidiary Role, Innovation Development Process, Knowledge sharing, Network Usage, MNC.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168951DiVA: diva2:504352
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law