PhD defence: Søren Bering

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Søren Bering has submitted his thesis entitled: Manufacturing, Forward Integration and Governance Strategy

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00


The last decades increasing globalization has put increasing pressure on manufacturing firms’ profits while industries further down the value chain, like services, have seen increasing growth. This has tempted many manufacturing firms to embark on a strategy of forward integration into distribution and services hereby substituting market transaction with hierarchical governance. At the same time we also see the very same forward integrated manufacturing firms displaying very different growth and financial performance. This thesis inquiries into manufacturing firms’ downstream value chain extension and the subsequent governance of integrated distribution and services activities. Of particular focus are internal structures, delegation, monitoring and incentive systems for control and entrepreneurial innovation.
Primary Supervisor:

Professor Torben Juul Andersen
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Associate professor Allan Hansen
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor Bent Pedersen (Chair)
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Inge Ivarsson
Department of Business Administration
University of Gothenburg
Associate professor Kristina Vaarst Andersen
Department of Marketing and Management
University of Southern Denmark
The thesis will be available from
*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 12 April 2021
Time 14 - 16


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