Asta Salmi
Lappeenranta University of Technology
71Publications
15H-index
990Citations
Publications 71
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Weimu You1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology),
Katri Kauppi6
Estimated H-index: 6
Purpose This paper aims to analyze the roles that African suppliers play in global value chains and the strategies that foreign firms adopt to integrate African firms into their supply chains. Design/methodology/approach The empirical research of this paper is based on a multiple case study and on interview data of foreign buyers and their entry into African supply markets: five Finnish companies and five Chinese companies were interviewed in 2014-2015. Findings The authors find that Finnish fir...
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Published on Aug 28, 2017in International Journal of Management Reviews 6.49
Katri Kauppi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Aalto University),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology),
Weimu You1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Aalto University)
The African continent is rapidly growing its global economic impact and becoming a more attractive sourcing context. However, very little is known about current purchasing practices, successes and challenges on this continent. The authors investigate the specific features that characterize supply management in Africa by conducting a systematic review of the literature on sourcing in and from Africa. Their aim is to help scholars direct their future research efforts. The authors take a thematic a...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in International Business Review 2.75
Rilana Riikkinen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Aalto University),
Katri Kauppi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Aalto University),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology)
MNCs are expected to operate in a sustainable fashion. Implementation of sustainability requires the ability to acknowledge external (sustainability-related) knowledge, and to apply it in intra-company activities such as purchasing. We focus on absorptive capacities as potential drivers of sustainability, and investigate the effect that a purchasing function’s capacity to absorb and process knowledge has on social and environmental sustainability practices, and subsequently on economic performan...
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Published on Jun 1, 2016in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 3.67
Anne Quarshie1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Aalto University),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology),
Rudolf Leuschner7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Rutgers University)
Abstract Sustainability has become a popular topic, not only in business research at large, but specifically in the supply chain management (SCM) discipline. In addition, the business ethics (BE) field has an extensive stream of literature focusing on supply chain topics. While some exchange of ideas can be witnessed, the two streams developed largely independently. A key purpose of this article is to examine and contrast existing research and knowledge creation, focusing on sustainability and c...
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 3.67
Louise Knight18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Aston University),
Wendy L. Tate22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Tennessee)
+ 2 AuthorsAsta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology)
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 3.67
Anna Dubois20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology)
Case studies are frequently adopted in purchasing and supply management studies, but the field would benefit from more diversified approaches to this method of scientific inquiry. The inherently flexible case study approach allows for benefiting from the often serendipitous features and non-linear, interactive patterns of scientific work. We urge scholars to be open about their research paths and pay more attention on reflection and learning aspects of case studies. Furthermore, problematisation...
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Published on Aug 1, 2015in Industrial Marketing Management 3.68
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Lappeenranta University of Technology),
Katja Heikkilä1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Freelancer.com)
Abstract Relationships between business firms and public sector actors are raising an increasing scholarly interest, and they play a critical role for business in the emerging markets. Public officials, as executors of state laws and regulations, are important public actors, but we know little about firms' interaction with them. This study examines how foreign MNCs with an established position in Russia deal with public officials in practice. Public–private net is developed as an analytic tool a...
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Published on Oct 1, 2014in International Business Review 2.75
Tiina Ritvala8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Aalto University),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Aalto University),
Per Andersson12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Stockholm School of Economics)
Abstract Although cross-sector partnerships (XSPs) between multinational corporations (MNCs), governments and non-profit organizations are increasingly used to solve local problems and build responsible business, they have received limited attention in international business research. Because XSPs are vulnerable to conflicts and pose specific demands for subsidiary managers, it is critical to understand the integration mechanisms of XSPs that enhance their success. We study managerial sensemakin...
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Published on Apr 1, 2014in Academy of Management Review 8.86
Snejina Michailova22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Auckland),
Rebecca Piekkari21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Aalto University)
+ 3 AuthorsAsta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Aalto University)
It is surprising that, to date, a discussion of exiting fieldwork is absent from the management and organization literature—an absence we believe is unjustified. We argue that analyzing exit from fieldwork is important for theorizing. We combine two streams of research—ethnography in the broader social sciences and business marketing on dissolving relationships—to propose a relational framework for conceptualizing and analyzing exit. The framework represents a first attempt to examine exiting in...
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Published on Apr 8, 2013in Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing 1.83
Lars-Gunnar Mattsson14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Asta Salmi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Aalto University)
Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the important and changing role of personal networks for transformation in Russia, and the related challenges for management. Formal institutions supporting the transformation to a market economy have been weak and Russian managers still tend to rely on personal networks. While these networks are important in all economies, they play a different role in full‐fledged market economies than in planned economies.Design/methodology/approach – The paper is conceptu...
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