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Reshoring has been a popular topic. It’s a lot more fun to talk about optimistic stories of manufacturing and its associated jobs returning to the US (or to high wage developed nations in general) than to focus on companies sending jobs overseas in search of cheaper labor. But how does reshoring go in practice? Once a […]

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Continuing our blogs on offshoring, here is some interesting data from the European Manufacturing Survey conducted in 2009 as studied by Bernhard Dachs, Marcin Borowiecki, Steffen Kinkel and Thomas Christian Schmall (December 2012).  Their survey quantifies the extent, trends, and reasons why European manufacturing firms offshore or re-shore production.  Here is some of their key findings:

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This blog entry is a direct continuation of Marty’s post on Textiles in America and part of our ongoing posts on reshoring of work.  The New York Times Replica Edition is an exact electronic version of the in-print newspaper where I first saw these two nice pieces of data.  (I LOVE data.  Recall: “In God […]

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The vicissitudes of American manufacturing has been a long running topic on this blog. But whether one focuses on firms that have always kept their production in North America or those that have reshored manufacturing, there is the question of whether China or other Asian countries are going down without a fight. A recent article in […]

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Reshoring — moving manufacturing from far-flung global locations back to the US — has been a popular topic both in the general press and on this blog. What’s not to like about it? As long as manufacturing allows average humans without extreme degrees of education or super rare skills to make a decent wage, new […]

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Jan has been on a data kick lately (see here, here and, oh yeah, here) so here is a picture he might like: It comes from a report by the International Council on Clean Transport entitled “U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2010” that was published earlier this month. (It is also discussed in the […]

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So far, our blogs on offshoring have considered its domestic impact in terms of jobs and competitiveness. Today, I report on the first data I have seen to shed light on the link between production offshoring and domestic innovation.  The question is: Do firms that offshore production innovate more or less than firms that do […]

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