Impacts of US Reindustrialization on Chinese Manufacturing


The hollowing-out degree of American local manufacturing enterprises has reached a rather high level due to the long-term off-shoring of the industries to other developing countries. Some U.S. companies started to show intentions to move their manufacturing back home—a strategy known as “re-shoring” since 2010. The re-shoring behavior in U.S. manufacturing has triggered much concern about U.S. Manufacturing Rebuilding. This article analyzes the key factors that may influence U.S. companies’ re-shoring strategies. In the empirical part, regression formula is established to evaluate those potential influence factors and verify their significance.

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Zhao, W. , Yan, H. and Liu, H. (2014) Impacts of US Reindustrialization on Chinese Manufacturing. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 139-143. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.29024.

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