Competitive Manufacturing in a High-Cost Environment: Introduction to the Special Issue

Journal of Operations Management, Forthcoming

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Research Paper No. 17-9

14 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2017

See all articles by Suzanne de Treville

Suzanne de Treville

University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics; Swiss Finance Institute

Mikko Ketokivi

Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. - IE Business School

Vinod R. Singhal

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Date Written: February 8, 2017

Abstract

The special issue emerges at a time of intense debate concerning the role of manufacturing in the developed world. A general consensus that manufacturing strengthens the economy in which it is carried out and that innovation follows manufacturing combines with a recognition that manufacturing carried out in a high-cost environment must pay its own way, as governments and shareholders are not willing to make up for unprofitable activities. There is also considerable skepticism as to whether manufacturing has a role to play in a developed economy. In this lead article, we summarize the contributions to the special issue and the solution space that they provide in which manufacturing in a high-cost environment ends up being the low-cost alternative.

Suggested Citation

de Treville, Suzanne and Ketokivi, Mikko and Singhal, Vinod R., Competitive Manufacturing in a High-Cost Environment: Introduction to the Special Issue (February 8, 2017). Journal of Operations Management, Forthcoming, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Research Paper No. 17-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913598

Suzanne De Treville (Contact Author)

University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

Anthropôle 3073
Lausanne, 1015
Switzerland

Swiss Finance Institute ( email )

c/o University of Geneva
40, Bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Mikko Ketokivi

Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. - IE Business School ( email )

Calle Maria de Molina 12, Bajo
Madrid, Madrid 28006
Spain

Vinod R. Singhal

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

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