volume 29, issue 2, P166-188 2020
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-02-2020-0035
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Gregory Theyel, Kay H. Hofmann

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to investigate the strategic consequences of manufacturing location decisions, with a focus on understanding the link between collocating manufacturing with other value chain activities, via reshoring or retaining and organizational agility. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses qualitative data from 115 interviews with executives from UK high value manufacturing companies to explore the recent phenomenon of reshoring and the strategic effects of manufacturing location. Findin…

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