Determinants of firm competitiveness: case of the Turkish textile and apparel industry
AbstractThis article explores determinants of competitiveness in the booming Turkish textile and apparel industry. Using focus groups, nationwide survey data and explanatory factor analysis we identify 27 competitiveness items grouped into eight constructs. According to Turkish managers, the competitiveness of textile and apparel firm is heavily determined by the product differentiation, efforts across foreign markets, and availability of government’s incentive and support programs. In contrast to existing studies, we find little evidence that firm networking in different forms such as close relationship politicians and state employees, clustering, and participating in the industry associations have a large effect on firm competitiveness.
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Date of creation: 13 Feb 2012
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firm competitiveness; factor analysis; textile industry; apparel industry; Turkey;
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- L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
- L19 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Other
- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
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- NEP-CSE-2013-05-19 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-CWA-2013-05-19 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-SBM-2013-05-19 (Small Business Management)
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