Conceptual Model for Associated Costs of the Internationalisation of Operations

  • Ángeles Armengol
  • Josefa MulaEmail author
  • Manuel Díaz-Madroñero
  • Joel Pelkonen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


We propose a conceptual model for a representative cost structure associated to the internationalisation of operations. The main contribution of this paper for researchers and industry practitioners is the identification of cost issues in order to reduce the number of unexpected costs related with companies that have internationalised their operations. This conceptual model could serve as a starting point for cost challenges and issues that firms will face when they get involved in the internationalisation of operations.


Internationalisation of operations Production networks Cost structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángeles Armengol
    • 1
  • Josefa Mula
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Díaz-Madroñero
    • 1
  • Joel Pelkonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación en Gestión e Ingeniería de Producción (CIGIP)Escuela Politécnica Superior de AlcoyAlcoySpain

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