Relocation in Production networks of a Multi-National-Enterprise

  • P. Ponton
  • M. Jaehne
  • E. Mueller
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This paper reports on a study of a relocation project in a multinational enterprise (MNE) production network. It is based on a research project running since 2007. A review of the state of the art and science of production relocation led to workshops and a survey which investigated and collected relocation project information within a MNE. The findings enabled the development of a relocation project reference framework which facilitates the refinement of relocation processes in a more systematic way. To avoid problems and ensure transparency in production relocation projects an approach was developed to connect various problem areas with typical production relocation characteristics. This paper presents a short overview of the approach; some details of the empirical method of the study and its data analysis, followed by a discussion of the findings and conclude with details of the project reference framework and its future uses/implications for MNEs.


Production networks Relocation Project management Multi-National-Enterprise roduction networks Relocation Project management Multi-National-Enterprise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Siemens AG - Corporate TechnologyMunichGermany
  2. 2.Chemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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