Bringing it all back home? Backshoring of manufacturing activities and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies
Steffen Kinkel and
Journal of World Business, 2019, vol. 54, issue 6, -
We investigate the relationship between backshoring of production activities and digital manufacturing technologies, also known as Industry 4.0 (I4.0). We argue that I4.0 supports backshoring because it provides a higher productivity and flexibility which offers an incentive for firms to locate production close to their European customers.
Keywords: Backshoring; Offshoring; Industry 4.0; Technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Bringing it all back home? Backshoring of manufacturing activities and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies (2017)
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