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Local industry in global networks : changing competitiveness, corporate strategies and pathways of development in Singapore and Malaysia's garment industry

Smakman, Floortje;
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  • Published: 16 Jan 2004
  • Country: Netherlands
The garment industry in Singapore and Malaysia has been incorporated into global production networks and commodity chains - driven by large US and European garment companies - since the 1960s and 1970s respectively. The industry was an intricate part of the export led industrialisation strategies adopted by both countries. However, since incorporation, changing competitiveness due to both international, regional end local pressures, has meant local garment firms have had to implement a range of adjustment strategies in order to survive and ideally improve their competitive positioning. An in-depth empirical study of these strategies and their outcomes forms the ...
free text keywords: global networks, local industry, firm strategies, development trajectories, garment industry, Singapore, Malaysia
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