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Rethinking Boundary and Location Decisions:Lessons from Covid-19 Pandemic

Eduardsen, Jonas Strømfeldt;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
In recent decades, multinational corporations (MNCs) has evolved from highly internalized organizations to orchestrators of global value chains (GVCs) transforming MNCs into global factories. This operating model has enabled MNCs to become leaner and more efficient. However, the heavy reliance on globally dispersed, efficiency-driven GVCs has made the modern MNE fragile to supply shocks and supply chain disruptions. The COVID-19 pandemic had exposed the risks and vulnerabilities of this model of doing business. However, the COVID pandemic is only the latest in a series of discontinuous risks, that is, episodic events that are difficult to anticipate or predict b...
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