Towards a Unified Conceptualization of Reshoring and Insourcing Decisions and Directions for Future Research

Kai Foerstl, Jon Kirchoff, Lydia Bals

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    Recently the reshoring and insourcing decisions are widely discussed within the Purchasing and Supply Management community. With this study we conceptualize the two phenomena in a unified framework and provide grounded theory on their joint and respective drivers. Based on these findings we are able to develop an agenda for future research. Implications for further research include the need to clearly differentiate between governance (i.e. insourcing) and location (i.e. reshoring) changes, the need to differentiate between reshoring/insourcing as strategic direction or reaction to failure, and opportunities to further study organizational readiness and the decision making process and its actors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event24th Annual IPSERA Conference: Preparing for new Competitive Challenges - VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 29 Mar 20151 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 24


    Conference24th Annual IPSERA Conference
    LocationVU University Amsterdam
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