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Determinants of Firm Competitiveness: Case of the Turkish Textile and Apparel Industry

Karabag, Solmaz Filiz, Lau, Marco Chi Keung and Suvankulov, Farrukh (2014) Determinants of Firm Competitiveness: Case of the Turkish Textile and Apparel Industry. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 105 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1754-2340

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Abstract

This article explores different determinants of competitiveness in the booming textile and apparel industry of Turkey. By using focus groups, survey data, and explanatory factor analysis, we have identified 27 competitive items grouped into eight constructs. According to Turkish managers, the competitiveness of textile and apparel firm is heavily determined by product differentiation, efforts across foreign markets, and availability of government incentives. In contrast to existing studies, we find little evidence that networking in different forms, such as close relationship politicians and state employees, clustering, and participating in the industry associations, have a major impact on a firm competitiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Firm competitiveness; Factor analysis; Textile industry; Apparel industry; Turkey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Jonathan Cook
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 11:26
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 11:26
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33909

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