Date of Award

Winter 1-24-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

B.A. in International Studies and Economics

Organizational Unit

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Martin Rhodes


Supply chains, Decision-making, Tacit knowledge, International finance


In this paper, supply chain decision-makers where and how to internationally invest into supply chains. I focus on outside institutional factors, and intra-firm behavioral factors that affect where and how they invest. I first review the literature on international investment at large. Later for my part of the research, I conduct a series of semi-structured interviews with international supply chain decision-maker primarily in Denver to better understand their processes. I find that they value business models higher than “hunches”, but also that tacit knowledge and relationships play an important role in their processes.

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