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Cutting out the Middleman: The Increasing Disintermediation by Swedish Exporting Sawmills
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish sawmill industry is changing, and sawmills are increasingly pursuing disintermediation opportunities internationally. However, little is known, theoretically nor practically, regarding what is influencing sawmills in their pursuit of disintermediation. 

This thesis investigates how the disintermediation opportunities in the sawmill industry is changing international operations, and the applied export choices made as a result of the phenomenon. 

Results show that Swedish sawmills are influenced by disintermediation opportunities differently depending on various elements and conditions. A set of enabling and driving factors, as well as barriers, have been identified as variables affecting decisions and operations. Additionally, results indicate that sawmills enter markets with higher commitment more rapidly due to improved information accumulation and communication capabilities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Disintermediation; Market entry; Internalisation; Sawmills; Sawmill Industry; Export; Supply chain effectivisation; Internationalisation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54274OAI: diva2:943368
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Educational program
International Business Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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