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Logistics of Finnish food companies in Russia. In house development or outsourcing?

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Antonov, Nickolay
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-16T11:35:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-16T11:35:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/21271
dc.description.abstract This thesis is concerned with Finnish food companies and their logistical strategies regarding doing business in Russia. However it is not intended solely for food companies per se, rather it is a compilation for companies interested in expanding into Russian markets of diverse best practices and applications describing ways to deal with arising trials and tribulations in terms of logistics after the 1998 crisis in Russia. Unique trading and business relations of Finnish companies, especially food companies in Russia can be traced to the times of Czar, when Finland was an autonomous region, but a part of the Russian Empire. It was always of great concern for Russia and subsequently for its business partners to develop reliable distribution networks and systems, which is why this writing presents an overview of developments of Finnish food companies in the context of Russian culture, as well as in the context of popular and approachable theories and frameworks of logistics. The essential question of the study was to understand if there is a correlation between the types of operations Finnish food companies and their logistics arrangements in Russia. The findings include a model proposition. This model states that due to the nature of the fast paced business environment in Russia it is viable for Finnish food companies to develop a combination of local presence in the form of own production and outsourcing techniques, while primarily focusing on the core activities of the firm. Other types of activities are however subject to more flexible logistical considerations. These outcomes were concluded based on secondary research and primary research based on interviews, questionnaires and personal discussions with knowledge holders of the industry. Additionally, various problems are discussed regarding logistic operations of Finnish food companies in Russia. The major concerns were reported to be traffic congestions in the metropolitan areas, such as St. Petersburg and Moscow. en
dc.format.extent 66
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Logistics of Finnish food companies in Russia. In house development or outsourcing? en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Liiketoiminnan teknologian laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Business Technology en
dc.subject.keyword Logistics
dc.subject.keyword Finnish food
dc.subject.keyword Russia
dc.subject.keyword Internationalization
dc.subject.keyword Outsourcing
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201609083485
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Logistiikka fi
dc.programme.major Logistics en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.subject.helecon logistiikka
dc.subject.helecon logistics
dc.subject.helecon elintarviketeollisuus
dc.subject.helecon food industry
dc.subject.helecon Suomi
dc.subject.helecon Finland
dc.subject.helecon Venäjä
dc.subject.helecon Russia
dc.ethesisid 14449
dc.date.dateaccepted 2009-05-22
dc.location P1 I
local.aalto.openaccess yes
local.aalto.idthes 14449

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