International Sourcing in Finland and Sweden

Ali-Yrkkö JyrkiHeikkilä JussiLööf HansMartinsuo MiiaMohammadi AliOlhager JanPajarinen MikaRouvinen PetriTuhkuri Joonas

Finland and Sweden are deeply engaged with New Globalization, which is characterized by geographically fragmented production and intense cross-border knowledge flows. Although a popular uproar has brought the steady deepening of this phenomenon to a halt, it is not about to reverse.

The consequences of this new era are not well understood due to the complexity of both its actual operations, global value chains, and its key actors, multinational enterprises. The flows and structures of this new era are deeply interconnected in ways that are often uncovered only when they are disrupted by, e.g., natural catastrophes or sudden policy changes. New Globalization both underlines the importance of the age-old principles of good policy conduct and bring about new challenges.

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and its Swedish sister organization VINNOVA joined forces in 2014 to study the renewing manufacturing industries. Under this umbrella, Tekes and VINNOVA supported half a dozen international research projects, including our Intangibles and International Sourcing (acronym: InSource). This book is the final report of our InSource project. We wish to thank Tekes and VINNOVA for their support!

Publication info

Series
ETLA B 275
Date
24.08.2017
ISSN
0356-7443
ISBN
978-951-628-689-4 (print)
978-951-628-690-0 (pdf)
Pages
100
Price
20 €
Availability
Available
Language
English