International manufacturing and location decisions: balancing configuration and co‐ordination aspects

Bert Meijboom (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Bart Vos (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

Questions on configuration and co‐ordination are seldom integrated in research on international manufacturing and location decisions. Suggests a way in which these two aspects can be linked by combining concepts from international business and manufacturing strategy. Elaborates the practical relevance of this integration in the experiences of Dutch investors locating plants in Thailand. Simultaneous attention to configuration and co‐ordination enhances the understanding of the functioning of foreign plants in international networks and yields some important implications for managers responsible for international location issues.

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Meijboom, B. and Vos, B. (1997), "International manufacturing and location decisions: balancing configuration and co‐ordination aspects", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 17 No. 8, pp. 790-805. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579710175565

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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