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International Procurement Offices

Internal Service Providers in Procurement Organizations of Multinational Corporations


Christian Carduck

Contents: State of Research on Global Sourcing and IPOs – Theoretical Foundation and Analytical Framework – IPOs in Different Industries and Location Specific Conditions – Organizational Design of IPOs: Functions, Relationships to Parent Company, Internal and External Customers, Staffing and Funding – Prototypes of IPOs – Conclusions for Multinational Corporations – Case Study of Siemens IPO East Asia.