International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

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Can Partial Offshoring Contribute Growth of Multinational Electronic Manufacturing Service Companies in the USA?


With the increasing trend of offshoring, leaders of many companies prefer to offshore projects to reduce product cost and be competitive in the global market. This phenomenon creates fewer jobs in the United States as compared to low-cost foreign countries such as China. To address this problem, this quantitative correlational study reviewed the extent to which partial offshoring impacted the business growth of multinational electronic manufacturing service (EMS) companies in the United States. Results showed that partial offshoring does not have a significant relationship with business growth. Although statistically not significant, partial offshoring was found to be positively related to the business growth. Based on organizational strategic goals, leaders of multinational EMS companies may direct future offshoring strategies to grow a business in the United States.