Determinants of firm competitiveness: case of the Turkish textile and apparel industry

Karabag, Solmaz Filiz, Lau, Chi Keung and Suvankulov, Farrukh (2014) Determinants of firm competitiveness: case of the Turkish textile and apparel industry. Journal of the Textile Institute. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0040-5000

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2013.811787

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
Additional Information: Published online 25/08/13 ahead of print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: firm competitiveness, factor analysis, textile industry, apparel industry, Turkey
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Chi Keung Lau
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 12:57
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 13:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13510

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