Towards a Unified Conceptualization of Reshoring and Insourcing Decisions and Their Drivers

Kai Foerstl, Jon Kirchoff, Lydia Bals

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review


    Recently the reshoring and insourcing decisions are widely discussed within the operations management as well as international business communities. Within this study we clarify the distinct patterns of these two phenomena and develop a unified, theory-based framework on their joint and respective drivers. Based on a review of the business press in the United States and Germany the current coverage of movements along this framework is presented and demonstrates that a large part of the potential reshoring and/or insourcing varieties currently remain obscure. Based on these findings we present a theory-based agenda for future research in this emergent field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages39
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015: Opening Governance - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 7 Aug 201511 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 75


    ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
    Internet address

    Cite this