From Offshoring to Backshoring: The Path of Two Danish Companies and Implications in the Next Era of Chinese Manufacturing

Dmitrij Slepniov, Erik Skov Madsen

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Resumé

The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of offshoring over time. The paper employs qualitative methodology and on the basis of two case
studies of Danish companies, it develops a framework conceptualizing the stages of offshoring and highlights the factors driving the transition between these stages.
The framework challenges the linear nature of offshoring and proposes the existence of ‘the pendulum effect’. The pendulum effect suggests that the modes of offshoring (i.e. captive and non-captive) and geographies of
offshoring (i.e. home and abroad) are not static; rather, they change in the course of the life cycle of offshored tasks. The findings of the paper advance our
understanding about how and why geography and mode of offshored tasks may change over time. The main emphasis is given to the concepts of backshoring and repatriation of activities that increasingly attract attention of academia and practitioners. The paper discusses the possible implications of offshoring in the next era of Chinese manufacturing and closes with limitations and possible future extensions of the study.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China
RedaktørerXiaobo Wu
Antal sider8
ForlagUniversity of Cambridge
Publikationsdato5. sep. 2015
ISBN (Trykt)9781902546537
StatusUdgivet - 5. sep. 2015
BegivenhedThe Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China: Beyond Catching-up: The Next Era of Chinese Manufacturing Growth and Innovation - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Kina
Varighed: 5. sep. 20156. sep. 2015

Konference

KonferenceThe Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China
LokationZhejiang University
LandKina
ByHangzhou
Periode05/09/201506/09/2015

Fingeraftryk

Offshoring
Manufacturing
Geography
Methodology
Life cycle
Factors

Citer dette

Slepniov, D., & Madsen, E. S. (2015). From Offshoring to Backshoring: The Path of Two Danish Companies and Implications in the Next Era of Chinese Manufacturing. I X. Wu (red.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China University of Cambridge.
Slepniov, Dmitrij ; Madsen, Erik Skov. / From Offshoring to Backshoring: The Path of Two Danish Companies and Implications in the Next Era of Chinese Manufacturing. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China. red. / Xiaobo Wu. University of Cambridge, 2015.
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From Offshoring to Backshoring: The Path of Two Danish Companies and Implications in the Next Era of Chinese Manufacturing. / Slepniov, Dmitrij; Madsen, Erik Skov.

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China. red. / Xiaobo Wu. University of Cambridge, 2015.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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