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Moving manufacturing back: a content-based literature review

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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 → …


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.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland