Manufacturing Back-Reshoring - An Exploratory Approach for Hypotheses Development

XXIV Riunione Scientifica Annuale Associazione italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale, "Entrepreneurship, innovation and the engine of growth", Politecnico di Milano, Milano, 2013 October, 17-18

35 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2013

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Luciano Fratocchi

University of L’Aquila

Paolo Barbieri

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Carmela Di Mauro

University of Catania

Guido Nassimbeni

Università degli Studi di Udine

Matteo Vignoli

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE)

Date Written: September 05, 2013

Abstract

Over the past years, use of the terms like “on-shoring”, “re-shoring” and “back-shoring” has multiplied dramatically, especially in economics journalism and in consulting firms’ white papers. More recently, the topic has also attracted academic attention. Notwithstanding this increasing attention, reliable and quantitative evidence on the extent of the back-shoring phenomenon is scanty and often of anecdotal nature. Moreover, definition and characterization of such a phenomenon are still not definitive. In this paper, we focus our attention on the theoretical conceptualization of the back-reshoring phenomenon and summarize the base of knowledge currently available. At the same time, we formulate an operative definition of the investigated phenomenon within a comprehensive theoretical framework. We also define a set of research proposals to be analysed in future research, on the basis of both, a literature review and preliminary evidence provided by our dataset “Uni-CLUB MoRe Back-reshoring”, developed as part of a research project jointly undertaken by scholars belonging to the Universities of Catania, L’Aquila, Udine, Bologna and Reggio Emilia.

Keywords: back-reshoring, near-reshoring, reshoring, on-shoring, in-shoring, back-shoring, internationalization, manufacturing

JEL Classification: M11, F21, F23

Suggested Citation

Fratocchi, Luciano and Barbieri, Paolo and Di Mauro, Carmela and Nassimbeni, Guido and Vignoli, Matteo, Manufacturing Back-Reshoring - An Exploratory Approach for Hypotheses Development (September 05, 2013). XXIV Riunione Scientifica Annuale Associazione italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale, "Entrepreneurship, innovation and the engine of growth", Politecnico di Milano, Milano, 2013 October, 17-18 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333106

Luciano Fratocchi (Contact Author)

University of L’Aquila ( email )

Località Monteluco di Roio, 67040
L’Aquila
Italy

Paolo Barbieri

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 1
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

Carmela Di Mauro

University of Catania ( email )

Monastero dei Benedettini
Piazza dante 32
95124 Catania, Sicily 95124
Italy

Guido Nassimbeni

Università degli Studi di Udine ( email )

Via Tarcisio Petracco, Palazzo antonini, 8
Udine, 33100
Italy

Matteo Vignoli

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) ( email )

Viale A. Allegri 9
42121

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