The influence of government upon multinational company manufacturing location decisions

EKHART, Gerard and BREESE, Richard (2022). The influence of government upon multinational company manufacturing location decisions. European Management Review.

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With the rapid changes taking place in international manufacturing, there is a need for new theories linking the drivers for manufacturing location decisions to the influence of government. A Delphi study in 2017 of senior industrialists in Europe from capital intensive, complex technology manufacturing sectors provided evidence on the importance of government‐specific factors for final location decisions. This was because of the influence of government policies as an exogenous factor on the drivers for international manufacturing, including cost effective, flexible supply chains and the use of the new technologies of Industry 4.0, in an uncertain global political climate. The findings are used to develop a new theoretical framework comprising the decision onion and the government policy matrix for multinational company manufacturing location decisions. This systematic approach to the influence of government will assist in the development of policy in the post‐Covid 19 era of transformational change in industrial location strategies.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Wiley via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for VoR version of this article: **Journal IDs: issn 1740-4754; issn 1740-4762 **Article IDs: publisher-id: emre12552 **History: published 25-12-2022; accepted 04-12-2022; rev-recd 05-08-2022; submitted 19-08-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: RESEARCH ARTICLE, RESEARCH ARTICLES, Delphi study, Europe, government role, industrial policy, international business strategy, location choice
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 10:35
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 08:15

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