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Determinants of firm competitiveness: Case of the Turkish textile and apparel industry
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3863-1073
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK .
Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey .
2014 (English)In: Journal of the Textile Institute, ISSN 0040-5000, Vol. 105, no 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 105, no 1, 1-11 p.
Keyword [en]
firm competitiveness, factor analysis, textile industry, apparel industry, Turkey
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97703DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2013.811787ISI: 000330022000001OAI: diva2:650195
Available from: 2013-09-20 Created: 2013-09-20 Last updated: 2014-02-20

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