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Abid, Muhammad
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Fobbe, L., Lozano, R., Carpenter, A. & Abid, M. (2018). Sustainability assessment of seaports: Towards a comprehensive holistic framework. In: 24th Annual ISDRS Conference, Actions for a Sustainable World. From Theory to Practice, Messina, 13 -15 June, 2018: . Paper presented at 24th Annual ISDRS Conference, 13-15 June 2018, Messina, Sicily, Italy.
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2018 (English)In: 24th Annual ISDRS Conference, Actions for a Sustainable World. From Theory to Practice, Messina, 13 -15 June, 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
sustainability assessment, sustainability reporting, seaports, sustainable development, framework
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28795 (URN)978-88-943228-1-1 (ISBN)
Conference
24th Annual ISDRS Conference, 13-15 June 2018, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Note

In press

Available from: 2018-12-10 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Abid, M., Fobbe, L., Lozano, R. & Sammalisto, K. (2018). Sustainability reporting as a way to foster entrepreneurial universities. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual EurOMA Conference - To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data and Analytics, Budapest, June 24-26, 2018.: . Paper presented at EurOMA Conference, June 24-26 2018, Budapest, Hungary.
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual EurOMA Conference - To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data and Analytics, Budapest, June 24-26, 2018., 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Higher education institutions (HEIs) play a major role in the development of societies. In the last decades, there has been an increasing interest on the commercialisation of knowledge by universities for economic development that lead to the emergence of the term “Entrepreneurial University”. This study aims to report the sustainability efforts of the University of Gävle, Sweden by applying a systematic tool, Graphical Assessment of Sustainability in Universities (GASU). This study highlights sustainability reporting as a way to improve communication practices between universities and stakeholder. The systematic and holistic assessment of HEIs gives insights of collaboration opportunities and by that foster their entrepreneurial journey.

Keywords
Entrepreneurial universities, Sustainability reporting, University of Gävle
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28786 (URN)
Conference
EurOMA Conference, June 24-26 2018, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2018-12-10 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Abid, M. (2015). Global Supply Chain Design: Exploring configurational and coordination factors. (Licentiate dissertation). Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2015 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis addresses the topic of global supply chain design. One major challenge concerns how to manage the tension between separation and integration pertaining to the localization of business activities. In this regard Ferdows (2008) worked to create two new production network models (rooted production network and footloose production network). Earlier studies have highlighted the choices that are involved in the network of facilities but lack in providing a comprehensive picture in terms of both configurational and coordination factors that govern the design of global supply chain. There is a need for a conceptual model where factors affecting the design process of a global supply chain can be applied. Two main research questions have been addressed in this study. First, exploring and identifying the factors affecting global supply chain design. Second, investigating the factors that influence the position on the spectrum of rooted and footloose supply chain design.      

A literature review analysis and multi-case studies have been performed for this study in order to explore the factors. The companies were selected in order to reflect upon the two types of network, i.e., rooted and footloose. The primary data were selected through interviews with the managers.

This study highlighted that there are many factors that affect configurational and coordination decision areas within a global supply chain. This study categorized the factors and the configurational/coordination decision areas with two main competitive priorities, i.e., cost and differentiation in the form of a “conceptual model.” The study also highlighted the factors in a matrix, which showed their position on the spectrum of rooted and footloose network configurations. For instance, the coordination factors that drive towards a footloose network include: high orchestration capabilities, need access to new technology and knowledge, proximity to suppliers, etc. The configurational factors that drive towards a rooted network include: economic stability, proximity to market, concerns for sustainability issues, high transportation cost, need for high proximity between key functions, need for intellectual property rights protection, etc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. p. viii, 54
Series
TRITA-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; R 2015:05
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Industrial Engineering and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19403 (URN)978-91-7595-575-9 (ISBN)
Presentation
2015-06-17, Auditorium Albert Danielsson, sal 643, Lindstedtsvägen 30, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Abid, M., Bengtsson, L. & Dabhilkar, M. (2013). Factors affecting shifts in global supply chain networks: A configurational approach. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013: . Paper presented at 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013.
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2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In certain situations, global companies strive to take advantage of short-term changes in economic and exchange rates on the never-ending journey of competitiveness. This paper seeks to extend Ferdows’s (2008) production network models by adding the factors affecting shifts between rooted and footloose network configurations. Two companies were selected in order to illustrate the models and reveal other possible factors. The identified factors are differentiated in terms of configuration and coordination and merged in a matrix. The trends and implications on global supply chains are also discussed. 

Keywords
Global supply chain design, network configuration, factors
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14180 (URN)
Conference
20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013
Projects
Design global production VINNOVO
Available from: 2013-04-19 Created: 2013-04-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Abid, M., Bengtsson, L., Hellberg, R. & Dabhilkar, M. (2012). Factors affecting global supply chain design. In: : . Paper presented at 21st Annual IPSERA conference, Naples, Italy, April 1-4..
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Due to the limited existing knowledge pertaining to the factors which govern localization of operations and capabilities in a global supply chain, the purpose of the paper is to find out which factors and how they jointly affect the design of global supply chains. The relevant literature is reviewed and a concept matrix is developed. Five companies were selected in order to illustrate the issues of global supply chain design. Among them, three companies are considered to have efficient supply chain and less complex products, while the two others are considered to have responsive supply chain and more complex products. The issues discussed with the selected companies cover global sourcing, challenges, technological advancement and issues related to management control. The study identifies about fifty factors that affect global supply chain design, and specifically how theses relate to design decisions on location of factories and production, supplier selection and development, distribution of products and organisation of interfaces along the supply chain. The discrepancies between theory and practice as well as the implications for further research are discussed.

Keywords
Global sourcing, global supply chain design, factors
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12927 (URN)
Conference
21st Annual IPSERA conference, Naples, Italy, April 1-4.
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved
Abid, M., Bengtsson, L., Hellberg, R. & Mandar, D. (2012). Global supply chain design: Building a decision model. In: : . Paper presented at 19th International Annual EurOMA conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1-5 July 2012..
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The knowledge pertaining to the factors, which govern localization of operations and capabilities in a global supply chain, is limited. The purpose of the paper is to find out which factors and how they jointly affect the design of a global supply chain. The relevant literature is reviewed and a concept matrix is developed. The study identifies 30 factors that affect a global supply chain design and specifically how theses relate to the design decisions on location of factories and production, supplier selection and development, distribution logistics, organisation of interfaces/enterprise information infrastructure along the supply chain and human resource development. The decision model is developed and the description of the model is done with the help of an example (location of a factory) by using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) (Saaty, 1990).  

Keywords
global supply chain design, factors, decision model
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12925 (URN)
Conference
19th International Annual EurOMA conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1-5 July 2012.
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved
Abid, M.Relationship between competitive priorities and global supply chain design: A conceptual framework.
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(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19404 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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