Reshoring: A Stage in Economic Development or a False Patriotic Tune? The Case of the Polish Apparel and Footwear Industry

Beata Stępień , Michał Młody


The aim of this paper is to examine economic and political grounds and consequences of near-reshoring and reshoring activities in Polish apparel and footwear sector. As the consumers and companies perspective is taken, the applied method is a combination of surveys conducted amongst Polish apparel and footwear companies and consumers together with some statistical analysis about the evolution of this sector in Poland and anecdotal evidence about reshoring and near reshoring activities. The paper contributes to literature by taking both a value-driven and a political economy perspective and enhances the understanding as to how reshoring and near-reshoring can both reshape business models and serve as smart tools of a new protectionism at the level of the national or regional economy.
Author Beata Stępień (WGM / KZM)
Beata Stępień,,
- Department of International Management
, Michał Młody (WZ / KZS)
Michał Młody,,
- Department of Strategic Management
Publication size in sheets1.65
Book Vecchi Alessandra (eds.): Reshoring of Manufacturing : Drivers, Opportunities, and Challenges, 2017, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-58882-7, [978-3-319-58883-4], 236 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-58883-4
Keywords in Englishreshoring, near reshoring, Polish apparel and footwear industry, consumer ethnocentrism, populism, consumer patriotism
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 16-04-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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