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Reshoring of American manufacturing companies from China

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  • Weifeng Zhai

    () (HeBei Normal University)

  • Shiling Sun

    (HeBei Normal University)

  • Guangxing Zhang

    (HeBei Normal University)

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Abstract This paper investigates the industry distribution of reshoring companies and motivations for reshoring, based on 139 cases for reshoring of American manufacturing companies from China, from the beginning of 2009 to the half of 2015. The quality, instead of the rising labor cost, is the primary single factor urging the relocation. Of course, the cost as a group factor is still the most important motivation for reshoring. Both two-dimensional contingency table analysis and hierarchical loglinear analysis with model selection show that the companies reshored their business operations in different industries for the same motivations. The regression analysis indicates that the most likely reshored business activities are the ones serving the US market.

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  • Weifeng Zhai & Shiling Sun & Guangxing Zhang, 2016. "Reshoring of American manufacturing companies from China," Operations Management Research, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 62-74, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:opmare:v:9:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s12063-016-0114-z
    DOI: 10.1007/s12063-016-0114-z
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