Moving manufacturing back: a content-based literature review

Jan Stentoft, Jan Olhager, Jussi Heikkilä, Lisa Thoms

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    The purpose of this research is to systematically review and analyze the state-of-the-art of research on the backshoring, reshoring, and insourcing of manufacturing, published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. We identify 21 articles from 2005 to 2015. The content analysis identifies 23 factors that influence the decision to move manufacturing back, and which we categorize in 8 clusters. We also analyze the content with respect to research methodology, industry type, and firm size. Furthermore, we provide suggestions for further research on the phenomenon of moving manufacturing back in a research agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd EurOMA Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationOperations management for sustainable competitiveness
    Place of PublicationNeuchatel, Switzerland
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
    Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    EventInternational Annual European Operations Management Association Conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    ConferenceInternational Annual European Operations Management Association Conference
    Abbreviated titleEurOMA
    Period1/01/00 → …


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