Appraising manufacturing location

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Steenhuis, Harm-Jan and Bruijn de, Erik J. (2002) Appraising manufacturing location. In: MIM 2002: 5th international conference on managing innovations in manufacturing, September 9-11, 2002, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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Abstract: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.
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