Reshoring and Insourcing: Drivers and Future Research Directions

Kai Foerstl, Jon Kirchoff, Lydia Bals

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    Reshoring/insourcing decisions have been widely discussed in the popular press, yet coverage of these topics in the academic literature is limited. The purpose of this research is twofold. First, it seeks to explore the underlying drivers of reshoring and insourcing decisions to move beyond anecdotal evidence to theory-based analysis. Second, it seeks to provide an agenda for future research to further analyze the impact of reshoring and insourcing decisions on supply chain structures. Through an in-depth examination of the literature and grounded in TCE and OBB, a theoretical framework of reshoring and insourcing decisions is developed and supported by practical examples from business press coverage. The ensuing analysis of the framework yields seven future research implications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages31
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2015 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI): Decision Sciences in the 21st Century: Theoretical Impact and Practical Relevance - Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, United States
    Duration: 21 Nov 201524 Nov 2015


    Conference2015 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
    LocationSheraton Seattle Hotel
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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