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Bringing it all back home? Backshoring of manufacturing activities and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies

Bernhard Dachs, Steffen Kinkel and Angela Jäger

Journal of World Business, 2019, vol. 54, issue 6, -

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2019.101017

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