Proposing an integrative model for reshoring antecedents

Joel Pedroso Vaz, Ana Maria Soares, José Carlos M. R. Pinho, Susana Costa Silva

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The economic reasons that dictated offshoring for countries such as China are vanishing. Customers are increasingly demanding and more informed about the origin and methods of production of the products they buy, and governments are realizing the impact of manufacturing. This new reality is encouraging many companies to relocate their activities and, in some stances, returning manufacturing processes back to their home countries. This rather recent process, known as reshoring poses challenges of all kind with managerial implications in logistics, marketing, strategy, finances, commercial strategy, innovation, and human resources management. Reshoring antecedents are fundamental concepts for the understanding of the sources that may conduct those activities back home. This chapter takes one step in this direction and proposes a comprehensive model of the antecedents of reshoring that can be applied to a specific industry or sector. In particular, the authors examine the important role of economic, marketing, and social/political antecedents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on corporate restructuring and globalization
EditorsAntonio Carrizo Moreira, Pedro Silva
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781522589068
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019


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