A survival analysis of offshore initiatives
Di Mauro C
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The factors affecting the duration of foreign ventures prior to reshoring have been neglected by international business and operations management literature so far. This paper aims at filling this gap. We build a database of secondary data concerning 249 offshoring experiences terminated with a relocation to the home country/region and estimate a set of survival models. Our analyses show that the duration of foreign ventures is significantly affected by the home country, the host country, the industry, and the size of the company. In addition, we observe that strategic assets seeking motivations give rise to shorter offshore stays. These findings are used to develop a set of testable propositions.