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Production Challenges in Least Developed Countries

Institute of Automotive Technology, Technical University of Munich, Boltzmannstraße 15, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Challenges 2020, 11(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/challe11010001
Received: 26 November 2019 / Revised: 7 January 2020 / Accepted: 7 January 2020 / Published: 13 January 2020
Local production sites in least developed countries offer sustainability for both multinational corporations and local society. However, corporations often hesitate because of uncertain environmental influences on production sites in these countries. To minimize planning uncertainties, we aim to identify and categorize the challenges of local production in least developed countries. Therefore, we conduct a research on local production challenges described in current literature. Our results indicate that the influences can be clustered and occur independent of the country. To show practical relevance and actuality of the identified production challenges, we conducted two case studies. Additionally, these studies give examples for organizational, product-specific and technological solutions to overcome the prevailing challenges. In summary, we support the removal of barriers that keep corporates from setting up local production sites in least developed countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: production; least developed countries; environmental conditions; Africa production; least developed countries; environmental conditions; Africa
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Brönner, M.; Salah, S.; Lienkamp, M. Production Challenges in Least Developed Countries. Challenges 2020, 11, 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe11010001

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Brönner M, Salah S, Lienkamp M. Production Challenges in Least Developed Countries. Challenges. 2020; 11(1):1. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe11010001

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Brönner, Matthias, Skander Salah, and Markus Lienkamp. 2020. "Production Challenges in Least Developed Countries" Challenges 11, no. 1: 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe11010001

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