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Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 121 avhandlingar innehållade ordet SMEs.

  1. 1. Adoption of quality management in SMEs

    Författare :Marcus Assarlind; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Nyckelord :TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; adoption process; SMEs; lean production; literature review; six sigma; implementation; continuous improvement; interventions; Quality management;

    Sammanfattning : Since its dawn several decades ago, quality management (QM) has become established as a concept for improving organisations. It is often manifested in companies today in various initiatives, such as “lean”, “Six Sigma” or “the Company Production System”. However, adoptions of QM are scarce in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). LÄS MER

  2. 2. Deciding on Using Application Service Provision in SMEs

    Författare :Björn Johansson; Sven Carlsson; Göran Goldkuhl; Ulf Melin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Datavetenskap; information and communication technology; ICT; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; Application Service Provision; ASP; Application Service Providers; decisionmaking; Datavetenskap; Computer science; Datavetenskap;

    Sammanfattning : The use of external providers for the provision of information and communication technology (ICT) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is expected to increase. At the end of the 1990s the concept of Application Service Provision (ASP) and Application Service Providers (ASPs) was introduced. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Credit risk assessment in different contexts : The influence of local networks for bank financing of SMEs

    Författare :Lars Silver; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Business studies; Credit risk assessments; Local networks; Bank financing; SMEs; Företagsekonomi; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; företagsekonomi;

    Sammanfattning : The Swedish banking crisis a decade ago was ultimately caused by the banks' failure in their assessments of the credit-risk of firms. Since then, Swedish banks have tried different organizational structures in order to safeguard the lending process. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Boards and governance in SMEs: An inquiry into boards’ contribution to firm performance

    Författare :Jonas Gabrielsson; CIRCLE; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Företagsledning; management; Management of enterprises; stakeholders; SMEs; firm performance; governance; contingencies; Boards of directors; board working style;

    Sammanfattning : The board of directors is often described as a valuable resource for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that can contribute to the direction and performance of the firm. Mainstream research and literature on boards and governance has however mainly been concerned with how the board of directors best can monitor and restrain managerial action in large widely held corporations, and there is not much guidance for individuals interested in how boards can be effective instruments of governance in privately held SMEs. LÄS MER

  5. 5. New insights on financing and business development of start-up firms and SMEs

    Författare :Sara Jonsson; Kent Eriksson; Pervez Ghauri; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; start-ups; SMEs; banks; financing; information; business development; social structure; net work relationships; Industrial engineering and economy; Industriell teknik och ekonomi;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis aspires to advance understanding of how start-up firms’ and small and medium sized firms’(SMEs) network relationships affect acquisition of financing and information necessary to achieve firmbusiness development through the exchange in business relationships. It contributes to research on socialstructure by clarifying how network relationships that facilitate exchange have a positive effect on firmbusiness development, defined as subjective and objective enhancement of firm performance. LÄS MER