Quotation Gold, Stefan, Schodl, Reinhold, Reiner, Gerald. 2017. Cumulative manufacturing capabilities in Europe: Integrating sustainability into the sand cone model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 166, 232-241.




The purpose of this paper is to investigate the development of manufacturing capabilities in Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, top management's competitive priorities, plants' manufacturing strategies, and plants' manufacturing performances are compared between old and new European Union member states. Internationally collected data are compared using various analyses of covariance. The findings are interpreted against the background of the sand cone model, which is extended by integrating sustainability twice—that is, in its proactive and reactive forms. The results indicate that old and new member states dwell on different steps of cumulative manufacturing capability development. It is hypothesized that this can be attributed to differing labor costs; the requirements imposed by supply chains; and the pressure from stakeholders, such as civil society organizations. Our study responds to various calls to refine the sand cone model through the use of contingency theory by considering the operating conditions of plants in the two country groups as environmental contingency factors.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Cleaner Production
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Cumulative manufacturing capabilities in Europe: Integrating sustainability into the sand cone model
Volume 166
Year 2017
Page from 232
Page to 241
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617317432?via%3Dihub#!
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.028
Open Access N


Schodl, Reinhold (Former researcher)
Reiner, Gerald (Details)
Gold, Stefan (University of Kassel, Germany)
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