The European Reshoring Monitor is based on a collaboration between Eurofound and a consortium of Italian universities with an active interest in tracking reshoring activity (Uni-CLUB MoRe). The lead university in the consortium is the University of Udine (project leader: Professor Guido Nassimbeni). The Eurofound project managers responsible are John Hurley and Donald Storrie.
The Uni-CLUB MoRe Reshoring Research Group is a team of management engineering scholars belonging to four Italian universities (Bologna, Catania, L'Aquila, Udine). The group was established in 2009 to carry out research activities on the international transfer of production with a specific focus on the relocation of manufacturing back to the home country of the company (backshoring) or the nearby region (nearshoring).
The Group has a track record of publications in leading Operations Management and International Business journals. It has also developed reports for research centres, chambers of commerce and business associations based on the aforementioned dataset.
University of Udine
Guido Nassimbeni is Professor of Economics and Business Strategy at the University of Udine, Italy. He serves as Area Editor of Operations Management Research and in the review board of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management; previously he served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management. His research interests are related to: new production models and advanced buyer–supplier interactions, subcontracting models within small firms, vendor rating/ranking, supply chain network management, international manufacturing and sourcing, reshoring. On these topics he has published on a number of leading journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Research Policy, International Journal of Production Research, OMEGA, International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Marco Sartor is Associate professor at the University of Udine, Italy. His studies mainly concern international sourcing and manufacturing, and quality management. He conducted his researches working with several leading companies including Accenture, Black & Decker, Fiat, Fincantieri, GlaxoSmithKline, Luxottica, NCR, Safilo, Telecom Italia, Thun, Trudi. He has published in a number of leading journals, including International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and International Business Review. Together with Guido Nassimbeni he is the co-author of Sourcing in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Sourcing in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) books.
Guido Orzes is Assistant Professor in Management Engineering at the Free University of Bozen (Italy). He is also Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Business School (UK). He obtained a PhD in Industrial Sciences and Information Technologies and a Master Degree in Management Engineering from the University of Udine (Italy). His research focuses on international sourcing and manufacturing and their social and environmental implications. On these topics, has published more than 35 scientific works in leading operations management and international business journals (such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Business Review, and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management) as well as in conference proceedings and books.
Li (Rachel) Wan is a PhD student in Management Engineering at the University of Udine (Italy). Li holds a BSc in Business Administration (China), MSc in International Management and MBA from University of Exeter (UK). Her research interests mainly concern reshoring and international sourcing/manufacturing.
University of Bologna
Paolo Barbieri is Assistant Professor of Management Engineering at the Department of Management, University of Bologna (Italy). He has been Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University (US) and Visiting Professor at Clarkson University (US) and North Florida University (US). His main research interests are in strategic sourcing, governance of buyer-supplier relationships in complex business environments, and international sourcing and global supply chain management. He has participated to various research projects on international supply management, international sourcing of knowledge, and back-shoring of manufacturing. He is co-author of the book “Supply China Management” and his works has been published on international journals like Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Public Procurement, and others.
University of Catania
Alessandro Ancarani is Associate Professor in Managerial Engineering at the University of Catania (Italy). He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement and of the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. He was co-editor in chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. He was President of the International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA). His main research interests are in public procurement, behavioral operations, and analysis of intangibles in public organizations. He has published in leading journals such as International Journal of Production Economics, Social Science and Medicine, European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Carmela Di Mauro is Associate Professor of Management Engineering at the University of Catania (Italy). She hold a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of York (UK). Her research interests include purchasing and supply chain management, reshoring, management and organization of the healthcare sector, and behavioral operations management. Her recent publications have appeared on International Journal of Operations and Production Management, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics. She is the current president of the European division of the Decision Sciences Institute.
Francesco Mascali holds a postdoctoral researcher position at the University of Catania, Italy. His studies mainly concern public procurement, behavioral operations, customer satisfaction and value for customer in public services.
University of L’Aquila
Luciano Fratocchi is Associate Professor of Management Engineering at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering & Economics, University of L’Aquila (Italy). He is member of AIB (Academy of International Business) and EIBA (European International Business Academy). His main research interests are in international business and supply chain management. His recent publications have appeared on International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Business Review , Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of East-West Business, Journal for East European Management Studies.
Lelio Iapadre is Professor of International Economics at the University of L’Aquila and Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges. He cooperates with the Italian Trade Agency, the Bank of Italy (L’Aquila branch) and the Centro Europa Ricerche (CER). He has taught at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center. He has made consultancy and research work for the Italian Minister of Foreign Trade, Istat, the Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies and several international institutions, including the European Commission, OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO, and the World Bank Institute.