Entry modes in reshoring strategies: An empirical analysis
Di Mauro C
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A fundamental choice in reshoring initiatives is the (re)entry mode in the home (near) country (i.e., insourcing vs. outsourcing). The purpose of this paper is to examine which factor influence this critical choice. Factors analyzed include entry mode choice adopted in offshoring, industry-, country-, firm- and project-specific aspects. Using a sample of 678 cross-industry and cross-country reshoring projects, we found that offshoring EMs significantly constrains the subsequent reshoring EMs. Furthermore, reshoring EMs are explained by industry- and project-specific factors, while offshoring EMs are influenced by multi-level factors. The results add to our understating of reshoring in term of EMs.