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Exploring the reshoring and insourcing decision making process: toward an agenda for future research

Type: 
research paper
Authors: 
Bals L.; Kirchoff J.F.; Foerstl K.O.
Year: 
2016
Volume number and page: 
vol. 9(3-4)pp. 102-116
Journal or media source: 
Operations Management Research
Complete reference: 
Bals L.; Kirchoff J.F.; Foerstl K.O. (2016) Exploring the reshoring and insourcing decision making process: toward an agenda for future research Operations Management Research vol. 9(3-4)pp. 102-116
DOI: 
doi:10.1007/s12063-016-0113-0
Abstract: 

The paper focuses on the decision making processes related to reshoring and insourcing. It presents a conceptual framework of all theoretically possible reshoring and insourcing models, illustrated in their applicability by a review of articles published in the United States and German business press. Moreover, four future research avenues are identified as part of an overall decision making framework, together with an overview of specific research questions for this emergent field. These research paths include differentiating between reshoring/insourcing as strategic directions or reaction to failure, studying organizational readiness in addition to decision drivers, improving coverage of the implementation stage and exploring further contingency factors such as technological advancement as well as to focus on decision makers as the unit of analysis.

Keywords: 
Global sourcing
Insourcing
Offshoring
Outsourcing
Reshoring