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Blockchain and Entrepreneurial Value Creation in the Textile Industry
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines a process of innovation within a Swedish early-stage start-up company in the textile industry. The thesis describes and analyzes the case company’s intentions to create entrepreneurial value by reconfiguring its supply chain as one of its resources. Theories of dynamic capabilities, entrepreneurial value creation and supply chain management are applied for analysis of the case company’s process of investigating how Blockchain technology can be applied to the company’s supply chain to create and enhance value for the company, its customers and suppliers. Topics of digitalization, Blockchain technology, supply chain management, entrepreneurial value creation and dynamic capabilities are covered as part of the discourse.

The work in this thesis is qualitative and explorative and based on the study of one case company and its quest for creating entrepreneurial value by reconfiguring its supply chain. The study explores several potential ways for how entrepreneurial value can be created through process of innovation, e.g., by the application of Blockchain to a company’s supply chain.

Although Blockchain has potential to create entrepreneurial value for the case company, it is not possible to predict if the benefits outweigh the costs, if the project is feasible in practice, if it is suitable for one company to undertake the project on its own or if collaboration and alliances are the way forward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 36
Series
TRITA-ITM-EX ; 2018:349
Keywords [en]
Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurial Value Creation | Process of Innovation | Dynamic Capabilities Supply Chain Management | Textile Industry | Blockchain | Sustainability | Digitalization
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Other Engineering and Technologies Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-239925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-239925DiVA, id: diva2:1268534
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Industrial Economics and Management
Educational program
Master of Science - Production Engineering and Management
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2018-06-13, 00:00
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Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved

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