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Plant location decisions: exploring the investment patterns of large Nordic manufacturing firms

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th P&OM World Conference Book of Abstracts
Subtitle of host publicationSeptember 6-10th, Havana 2016
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2016
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventANNUAL PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY CONFERENCE -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceANNUAL PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

This research paper explores the production investments made by 18 large manufacturing firms from Denmark, Finland and Sweden over 2005-2015. Archival research is used as the research strategy, utilizing data from a global news database. The research findings support understanding of manufacturing firms searching for a balanced global manufacturing network instead of systematically moving manufacturing either offshore or back. The largest new production investments were made in offshore locations in Asia and South America but the total identified investment volumes of the large Nordic manufacturing firms were equally shared between Europe, Asia and the rest of the world.

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