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Sustainable competitive advantage in furniture industry: comparative studies in Finland, China and Malaysia

Tasmin, Rosmaini and Ng , Kim Soon and Abdul Hamid, Nor Aziati and Abdul Malek, Nurul Aida (2013) Sustainable competitive advantage in furniture industry: comparative studies in Finland, China and Malaysia. In: Proceedings the 2nd International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Applications 2013 (ICoGOIA2013) , 28-29 August 2013, Melaka, Malaysia .


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Global challenges in the sustainable competitive operations and technology strategies become more intense, when the world economy is in crisis and due to growing trend of ‘China Effect’. The studies on Global Manufacturing Strategies created separate results to be integrated into resource allocations. Miles & Snow (1978) and Takala (2007) competitive categories (prospector, defender and analyzer) might be integrated into Sense and Respond (S&R) resource and technology allocations by the S&R attributes according to their influence to Cost, Time, Quality or Flexibility. The importance of different technology levels (Basic, Core or Spearhead) affects strategy implementation by the knowledge required creating the chance to build dynamically the future change of operational strategy according to the technology/knowledge (T/K) ranking, based on their effect to performance, including opportunities and risks. By acquiring samples from furniture industry, in 3 countries namely Finland, China and Malaysia, it is possible to find out the correlation between the technology and operational strategies preferred.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable competitive advantage; Critical Factor Index (CFI); operational strategy; furniture industry; Malaysia; Finland; China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 04:42
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4423
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