Manufacturing Strategy of Norwegian ISIC 38 Industry: A Systematic Perspective

  • Hongyi Sun
  • Jan Frick
  • Roar Hjulstad


Norwegian ISIC 38 companies depend heavily upon international markets for both product sales (57%) and raw materials purchases (62%). In such international markets, competitiveness is a key issue. Only by knowing how well competitors perform can companies find the right place to make improvements. In this chapter, we will look at the manufacturing strategy of Norwegian ISIC 38 companies using the IMSS data, comparing the Norwegian sample with the IMSS sample companies in order to find out the significant similarities and differences. Additionally, we will provide global benchmarks so that Norwegian companies can compare themselves with companies in the world’s leading countries.


Market Share Customer Service Advanced Manufacturing Technology Customer Order Manufacturing Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongyi Sun
    • 1
  • Jan Frick
    • 1
  • Roar Hjulstad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementStavanger CollegeNorway

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