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A matter of External or Internal Network Usage?: A study of the network environment of GE Healthcare Life Sciences Uppsala
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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. 

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2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Internal Network Theory, External Network Theory, Subsidiary Role, Innovation Development Process, Knowledge sharing, Network Usage, MNC.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168951DiVA: diva2:504352
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Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-03-20 Created: 2012-02-20 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved

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