[Research Workshop] “Reshoring, Nearshoring – Shorter, Greener, More Expensive?”

October 17th & 18th, 2024
IÉSEG School of Management in Lille Campus

A research workshop on the impact of reshoring and nearshoring on operations and supply chain management by IÉSEG School of Management and University of Antwerpen


Since the COVID 19 pandemic, and further accentuated by recent disruption of international supply chains, as well as the increasing demand for sustainable operations and supply chain management, companies consider – and in part implement – reshoring and nearshoring.

But are these just short-lived tendency or a paradigm change? And how do reshoring and nearshoring impact operations and supply chain management? Are they the key to more agile, resilient, and greener supply chains? And what is the impact of reshoring and nearshoring on costs and services in operations and supply chain management?

This workshop invites researchers to come together and exchange on their work, models developed to understand the current situation, identify future research needs and develop future research projects.

It is organised in cooperation by IÉSEG School of Management, Operations Department, and the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Transport and Regional Economics, bringing together experts for intra and interorganisational Operations and Supply Chain Management.


The primary aim of this two-day workshop is to create a collaborative space where doctoral students, early-career scholars, and more experienced academics can gather to discuss research projects and prospects. The event offers a unique opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful discussions, identify research gaps and develop cooperations to close these gaps


  • The workshop is a two-day workshop, starting on Thursday, October 17, 2024 with contributions from our Keynote Speakers, followed by a joint dinner.
  • On Friday, October 18, 2024, different aspects of the topic will be discussed in break-out-sessions.
  • On Friday afternoon, the findings of the individual sessions will be shared and a roadmap for future research opportunities will be developed.

Submission, participation, and publication

  • The submission deadline is June 30th, 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 15th, 2024.
  • Please submit your extended abstract (800 words) to

To maximise the accessibility of the workshop, the event is free of charge. Instead, interested participants are requested to submit an extended abstract on their ongoing research related to the topic of reshoring and nearshoring and its implications on operations and supply chain management. Furthermore, all participants commit to contributing to a Special Edition of “Case Studies on Transport Policy”.

Workshop Website

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