Summary and conclusions


This thesis investigates benefits, barriers, and critical drivers of PSM evolution from transactional support function to an integrated strategic role. Insights are drawn both from theoretical discussion in chapters 2 to 4, as well as an empirical study discussed in chapter 5. The following, final chapter summarizes the results of this thesis, provides research conclusions for both researchers and practitioners, and conducts a brief overall evaluation of the research.


Supply Management Sustained Competitive Advantage External Assessment Strategic Integration Superior Financial Performance 


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