Appraising manufacturing location

H.J. Steenhuis, E.J. de Bruijn

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International location of manufacturing activities is an issue for managers of manufacturing companies as well as public policy makers. For managers, the issue is relevant because international locations offer opportunities for lowering costs due to productivity improvements. For governments the issue is important because it offers improvement of national income due to attracting manufacturing industries with high productivity. There are extensive theories to facilitate their decision making, which all require detailed data collection and extensive work. This paper proposes a quick appraisal instrument based on combining the in-depth knowledge of the managers or policy makers, using GDP as a measure of productivity and applying the concept of ‘island’ and ‘integrated’ industries.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Managing Innovative Manufacturing (MIM 2002), 9-11 September 2002, Milwaukee, WI
Place of PublicationMilwaukee, WI
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventMIM 2002: 5th international conference on managing innovations in manufacturing - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Duration: 9 Sept 200211 Sept 2002


ConferenceMIM 2002: 5th international conference on managing innovations in manufacturing
OtherSeptember 9-11, 2002


  • METIS-208879
  • IR-73554

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