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Sist endret: 31. mai 2019 13:52
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2019
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2019

Backshoring readiness

Bidragsytere:
  • Bella Nujen
  • Deodat Edward Mwesiumo
  • Hans Solli-Sæther
  • Andrea Blindheim Slyngstad og
  • Lise Lillebrygfjeld Halse

Tidsskrift

Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing
ISSN 2398-5364
e-ISSN 2398-5372
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Volum: 12
Hefte: 1
Sider: 172 - 195

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85057140470

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Tittel

Backshoring readiness

Sammendrag

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to delineate key aspects of backshoring readiness and discuss how such aspects contribute to a smooth shift-back from global sourcing operations. It aims to answer the following questions: which factors constitute backshoring readiness and how these factors affect the backshoring transition. Design/methodology/approach: Based on theory departure from the organizational readiness field and the emerging field on backshoring, a conceptual model is developed. A multiple qualitative case study is then conducted to exemplify the backshoring readiness factors delineated in the study. Findings: The study indicates that due to previous outsourcing, limitations concerning the availability of firms’ capabilities are affected by ownership structures and that backshoring appears to be time-sensitive. The study delineates three key aspects of backshoring readiness and proposes a comprehensive understanding of readiness as an important construct to enhance successful backshoring. Research limitations/implications: The findings are limited by the nature of this conceptual study, the restriction to a high-cost context and the small number of cases. Therefore, conclusions and proposed recommendations need to be further investigated in preferably larger samples of case studies. Practical implications: By introducing contextual variables that go beyond traditional cost considerations, this work should be of special interest for both practitioners and academics, because the absorptive capacity for the exploitation of cutting-edge knowledge is globally scarce and hence rather expensive in Western countries compared with traditionally low-cost countries. Another practical contribution of this study is the conceptual backshoring readiness framework itself, as it can guide firms acquainting themselves with the resource availability in their home environment. Originality/value: The research defines key resources needed to facilitate backshoring readiness in a conceptual framework developed from literature, which is then exemplified by a case study. This framework conceptualizes backshoring readiness as aspects of requirements to knowledge, technology and supplier infrastructures. Furthermore, the readiness framework developed provides firms and their managers with six recommendations that can enable a rigorous evaluation of a firm’s readiness to embark on backshoring and reflect on the aspect of fitness of its current strategies. Keywords: backshoring, knowledge, technology, supplier infrastructure

Bidragsytere

Bella B. Nujen

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Bella Nujen
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for logistikk ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
Aktiv cristin-person

Deodat Edward Mwesiumo

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for logistikk ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
Aktiv cristin-person

Hans Arthur Solli-Sæther

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Hans Solli-Sæther
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for internasjonal forretningsdrift ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Andrea Blindheim Slyngstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for internasjonal forretningsdrift ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

Lise Lillebrygfjeld Halse

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for økonomi og samfunnsvitenskap ved Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
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