Albachiara Boffelli

Albachiara Boffelli
University of Bergamo | UNIBG · Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Albachiara Boffelli currently works at the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering at the University of Bergamo. Albachiara does research in Supply Chain Management and Industrial Engineering. Her current research projects are 'Reshoring decision-making' and 'Accumulation of knowledge about reshoring'.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
University of Bergamo
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2016 - July 2020
University of Pavia and University of Bergamo
Field of study
  • Ph.D. in Economics and Management of Technology

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Publications (33)
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Purpose To better understand the supplier's role in promoting supply chain sustainability (SCS), the authors investigated the learning process as it relates to sustainability knowledge. Through the lens of the knowledge-based view, they understand the shift of sustainability knowledge from rhetoric to common knowledge existent between suppliers and...
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This paper aims to understand why firms engage with their suppliers to collaborate for sustainability. For this purpose, we use the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain dataset and apply the Structural Topic Model to: 1) identify the topics discussed in an open-ended question related to climate-related supplier engagement and, 2) estimate t...
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The establishment of valuable collaborations among supply chain partners is essential for the success of a circular economy. However, there are still many doubts about the most helpful collaboration practices that could support sustainable development. The analysis deals with deepening links between the circular economy and supply chain collaborati...
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This study aims at investigating the influence of contingency factors on the drivers of offshoring and backshoring decision processes. A case survey of existing case studies on backshoring was performed with qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). In total, 43 cases from 16 research papers were analyzed. The results showed that many factors act as...
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This paper investigates whether and how Industry 4.0 innovation intensity, which is developed through patenting and which provides a firm-specific ownership advantage, relates to “relocation of second degree” (RSD) of manufacturing activities, i.e. the movement of previously offshored activities to either the home country (RHC) or a third country (...
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This paper investigates blockchain technology from a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) perspective. Transparency is vital for achieving accountability, improving the environmental footprint and ensuring that workers’ rights are respected. Blockchain-enabled capabilities provide opportunities to support improved information transparency to sub-suppliers and...
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Scientific literature lacks a comprehensive and extensive overview of business models built upon circular economy principles. Based on this premise, this paper performs a systematic literature review, through which it aims at identifying and then categorizing circular business models processed in the literature to date. Fifteen circular business mo...
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The article concerns the revision of earlier decisions to offshore production activities (so called “relocation of second degree”); more specifically it is focused on the “reshoring” (also referred as “relocation to the home country”, “back-reshoring” or “back-shoring”). The research aims are to investigate what types of mistakes occur along the de...
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The University of Bergamo switched from regular classes to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic during March 2020, without leaving to the students the chance to meet their teachers in the traditional setting even once. As such, this context represents a unique opportunity to compare the traditional courses, held in the years before, with rem...
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Many firms have started Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiatives in recent years, without having a sound understanding of the effects generated by the technologies introduction. This research provides indications of what to expect from the implementation of two key technologies for I4.0: big data analytics and manufacturing execution systems. The study expl...
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The reshoring phenomenon has been explored mainly in the context of manufacturing, while research on business service still appears lacking behind. To address this gap, the article explores the reshoring phenomenon relevance in the context of business services. The research applies a Delphi method developed along three rounds involving a panel of 1...
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This study aims to develop a framework for reshoring research, specifying the aspects encompassing a full case description. The article reports an analysis of existing case-based research focusing on manufacturing reshoring and the previous offshoring events, with the aim to advance the knowledge within the field through an accumulation process. Th...
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This article aims to investigate the organisational implications of adopting Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies, giving specific attention to operations. The paper addresses these implications in two directions: organisational prerequisites for, and consequences of, I4.0 technologies. The research is based on a multiple case study of Italian Small an...
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In the realm of manufacturing location decisions, reshoring has increasingly attracted the attention of practitioners, policy makers and scholars. While many articles have analysed the drivers of reshoring decisions, the decision-making and implementation process still lacks empirical analyses. This paper addresses this gap with a grounded theory a...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) internal practices and firm environmental performance within multiple countries based on a meta-analysis of correlations. Through a systematic literature search, 33 articles reporting quantitative studies, involving 6556 manufacturing companies, ab...
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The increasing attention of stakeholders regarding environmental issues is pushing companies to question their own environmental strategies and to consequently adopt coherent practices. The textile industry appears to be particularly affected because of its heavy impact on the environment. Despite many companies in this industry having developed in...
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This study aims to develop a framework for reshoring case study research, specifying the aspects encompassing a full case description. The meta-synthesis methodology was applied on a sample of 14 articles including 36 cases of offshoring and subsequent reshoring activities. By focusing on findings by the original authors, the study allowed to build...
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This study is built on a quantitative meta-analysis of already existing reshoring case studies. Case studies have been popular in this research stream, given its still exploratory stage. They usually provide rich insights through qualitative data, but in this study, they have been codified into quantitative data, thus allowing to make statistical i...
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The reshoring phenomenon is gaining momentum among scholars, managers and policy makers. Extant literature has mainly focused on reshoring motivations and drivers, locations, and activities. Reshoring decision-making and implementation processes are relatively unexplored, leaving managers without any support when they are called on to implement res...
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In recent years circular economy (CE) has received increasing attention worldwide because of the greater emphasis on transparency in resources supply and efficiency in their use. In this context, we analyse a single case-study about a closed-loop supply chain (SC) in the textile industry. We conducted interviews at multiple levels of the SC to gain...
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Over the last decade, reshoring has increasingly attracted the attention of the practitioners and academic community. While a significant number of articles have analyzed drivers, locations and activities involved in reshoring decisions; the decision-making and implementation still lack empirical analyses. The aim of the paper is to develop and emp...
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As industries are becoming increasingly global, researchers and practitioners are compelled to look at supply chains (SCs) from a global perspective. In this respect, the Global Value Chain (GVC) framework is particularly useful in understanding global dynamics because it relates the nature of relationships between firms (governance) to the possibi...
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The debate on how to reconcile the global and local perspectives on manufacturing activities in global value chains demands informative empirical evidence. By leveraging the global value chain framework, this chapter develops an original mapping methodology of manufacturing firms to be applied at the industrial district (ID) level, to capture both...
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At the interface between supply chain management and strategy, this paper uses a global value chain (GVC) perspective to explore the concept of firm-level upgrading – i.e, changing the processes, products, the position in the supply chain or the supply chain itself - to increase the share of added value obtained by a firm. In particular, by means o...
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Lean Manufacturing (LM) has always been intended as a means to improve efficiency by reducing operations costs, but the recent focus on sustainability and its three pillars (economic, environmental, and social) raises new issues. In this paper, a new model that links LM with sustainability is proposed and then refined through a cross-sector multipl...
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The smiling curve theory adds to globalization phenomenon a discrimination feature, by assuming a selective division of higher and lower value added stages respectively to developed and developing countries. In such a Global Value Chain context, the upgrading ability – that helps to gain a higher share of value added – is a relevant variable to con...
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The globalization phenomenon compelled researchers and practitioners to look at Supply Chains (SCs) from a global perspective. In this sense, the Global Value Chain (GVC) analysis can be beneficial to SC management by bringing new lenses of analysis, through the concepts of governance and upgrading. Based on the analysis of the International Manufa...
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Lean Manufacturing has always been seen as a mean to improve efficiency by reducing operations costs, but the recent focus on sustainability and its three pillar (economic, environmental and social) brought new issues to be addressed. In this paper, a new framework that links lean manufacturing with sustainability is proposed and then refined throu...
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Environmental sustainability is gaining more and more relevance for textile companies. However, there are often problems with execution, even in the most committed companies. In this paper, an empirical typology of Italian textile firms that discern the patterns of practices used in response to environmental issues and concerns that affect such ind...
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Using the lenses of the Global Value Chain analysis, this paper explores the concept of upgrading and the role of supply chain (SC) management in the context of the Italian textile and clothing industry. By means of seven case studies, we highlight different upgrading trajectories, the internal and external drivers and which SC management leverages...

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Young researchers' work in the supply chain domain - A container for the latest articles written by young scholars dealing with supply chain, logistics, and operations management. New research developments, interesting experiences, and the best ideas from conferences and events all in one place. Blog website: https://young-scholars.com/
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The goal of this project is to explore the impact that the introduction of new technologies has on the organization, both at the macro- (e.g., organizational structures, span of control) and at the micro-level (e.g., job design, job profiles, competences, skills, specialization)
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The project aims at accumulating the knowledge until now developed about reshoring (altrenatively known as backshoring or back-reshoring), namely the relocation of manufacturing activities previously offshored. Different methodologies are applied to achieve the project main objective. Building on the expertise and research know-how of a cross-country team, this project is expected to generate contributions both to academia and to practice, particularly in the context of developed countries.