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The impact of internationalisation on the clothing industry

Kalantaridis, C., Vassilev, I. and Fallon, G. R. (2008) The impact of internationalisation on the clothing industry. In: Labrianidis, L. (ed.) Labrianidis, Lois The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production in Labour Intensive Industries. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. pp. 149-176.

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Abstract: Based on two theoretical approaches: the Global Commodity Chain and the Global Production Network, this book investigates the multitude of processes, as well as diverse consequences of global integration upon industries, regions, enterprises and employees. In doing so, it draws from the experience of Western and Eastern and South-eastern Europe. These European cases are complemented with evidence from Kenya, Thailand as well as US, China, India and Mexico. The book explores multiple causes of decentralization, arguing beyond the pursuit of cheap and adaptable labour. It goes on to argue that the effects of delocalization within Europe, unlike those in the rest of the developed world, are less negative than usually portrayed. It concludes by putting forward recommendations for best future practice of successful adjustment strategies and examines how these might be adopted elsewhere in the world
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9720 Manufacturing industries
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1379 International commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58 Location of industry
Creators: Kalantaridis, Christos, Vassilev, Ivaylo and Fallon, Grahame R
Editors: Labrianidis, Lois
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Business and International Management (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 149-176
Title of Book: The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production in Labour Intensive Industries
Series Name: Ashgate economic geography series
Place of Publication: Aldershot
Number of Pages: 334
Language: English
ISBN: 9780754674481
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1353

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