The transformation of the clothing industry in China

Zhang, M. and Kong, X.X. and Chenayah, S. (2016) The transformation of the clothing industry in China. Asia Pacific Business Review, 22 (1). pp. 86-109. ISSN 1360-2381

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13602381.2014.990204

Abstract

This article examines the transformation of clothing manufacturing in China with a focus on institutional support, technological upgrading and global production chains. Evidence shows that reforms and integration into global production chains have rapidly expanded China's exports but these have also driven the relocation abroad of Chinese clothing firms. Global integration has motivated clothing firms to upgrade through learning, adoption and innovation. Hence, despite improvements in technological capabilities the share of clothing value-added in manufacturing has gradually declined. Also, China has increasingly faced industrial structural change from clothing to the capital goods, real estate and high-tech sectors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; Clothing; Global integration; Production networks; Technological upgrading
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 03:46
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 03:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18669

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