Purpose The first aim of the chapter is to offer a characterization of back-reshoring as a possible step of the firm’s nonlinear internationalization process. The second aim is to review the empirical literature on back-reshoring and to complement it with the findings of an extensive data collection. Methodology/approach In this chapter we adopted an explorative approach building on both theoretical and empirical literature from the fields of international business and international operations Management. We also collected secondary data on back-reshoring decisions in order to define the magnitude of the investigated phenomenon and to offer a primary characterization. Findings Our findings confirm that, though it cannot be considered a generalized trend, back-reshoring is a very topical issue for international business scholars. It represents an autonomous phenomenon consistent with the idea of nonlinear internationalization process. Research limitations/implications The chapter is based on cross-sectional data. Longitudinal research is required in order to address the proposed research questions and help understanding “how much” and what kind of manufacturing will be housed in western countries in the near future. Originality/value This is the first attempt to conceptualize back-reshoring as a possible step of the firms’ internationalization process. It is also the first chapter that summarizes and discusses the literature and empirical evidence on back-reshoring emerging from a wide range of countries.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||Manufacturing back-Reshoring as a nonlinear internationalization process|
|Autore/i:||Fratocchi, Luciano; Ancarani, Alessandro; Barbieri, Paolo; Di Mauro, Carmela; Nassimbeni, Guido; Sartor, Marco; Vignoli, Matteo; Zanoni, Andrea|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220150000010011|
|Titolo del libro:||The Future of Global Organizing|
|A cura di:||Van Tulder, R.; Verbeke, A.; Drogendijk, R.|
|Nazione editore:||REGNO UNITO DI GRAN BRETAGNA|
|Citazione:||Manufacturing back-Reshoring as a nonlinear internationalization process / Fratocchi, Luciano; Ancarani, Alessandro; Barbieri, Paolo; Di Mauro, Carmela; Nassimbeni, Guido; Sartor, Marco; Vignoli, Matteo; Zanoni, Andrea. - STAMPA. - 10(2015), pp. 365-403.|
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