Excellence in
Management
Education

Title
MBA 2013 Strategic Sourcing
Contact hours per week
3.0
Lecturer
Kaufmann, Lutz
Language
Content
Not eligible for exchange students!
(1) Relevance of purchasing & supply management in a global context
(2) Global Sourcing/Supply Management Strategies
(3) Power Sourcing, eBidding, and eAuctioning
(4) Global versus Regional Sourcing
(5) Early Sourcing
(6) Sustainable Supplier Management (in Emerging Economies)
(7) Specifics of Global Service Sourcing
(8) Organization of a Global Supply Management Department
(9) Managing irrational Buyers ? Insights from Emerging and Developed Countries
Course description
  • To gain an appreciation of the strategic role of supply management in a global economy / context
  • To acquire in-depth knowledge concerning major concepts and instruments needed for successful supply management
  • To be able to apply these concepts and instruments in specific cases
Teaching methods
Interactive Lecture, Case Studies & Group Work, Mini-Cases &
Exercises, Guest Lectures, Field Trips
Theories
Behavioral Decision Theory
Contingency Theory
Social Exchange Theory
Institutional Theory
International Trade Theory
Ressource Dependence Theory
Ressource Based View
Transaction Cost Theory
Literature
Course Package with Readings and Cases
Method of examination
Participation, Case Studies & Presentations, Exam