|Author (Person)||Ancarani, Alessandro, Barbieri, Paolo, Di Mauro, Carmela, Di Stefano, Cristina, Fratocchi, Luciano, Lapadre, Lelio, Mascali, Francesco, Nassimbeni, Guido, Orzes, Guido, Sartor, Marco, Wan, Li|
|Author (Corporate)||European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Eurofound Research Reports|
|Publication Date||April 2019|
Reshoring – namely the relocation of value chain activities back to the home country or its nearby region – has attracted an increasing interest both among scholars and policymakers. The European Reshoring Monitor is a collaborative project between Eurofound and a consortium of Italian universities aiming to monitor reshoring cases in Europe. This 2018 Annual Report examines reshoring cases from 2014 to 2018, policy initiatives and related literature.
In quantitative terms, reshoring appears to be substantially stable, while qualitatively significant changes emerge relative to target countries, sectors and motivations. Reshoring flows have broadened to encompass northern and eastern Europe. The concentration in labour-intensive sectors observed in the past has declined. Cost factors that dominated the first wave of the phenomenon have today given way to factors linked to the global reorganisation of value chain activities.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Industrial Policy, Labour Market, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises [SMEs]|
|Countries / Regions||Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|