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Employee’s View on Job Satisfaction: A Study on Garments Industry in Bangladesh

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  • SSM Sadrul Huda
  • Nargis Akhtar

    () (East West University, 43 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212,Bangladesh)

Abstract

Purpose: This paper focuses on the job satisfaction of the employees of the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh. Introduction: Almost every country irrespective of its stage of development is engaged in garment manufacturing and trading. This industry migrates from high-wage to low-wage countries like a “flying goose”. Almost, without any exception, historically, the readymade industry was the first industry a country was able to introduce, which eventually led to the development of other industries. Literature review: Literature review shows that after the liberation industrial base here in Bangladesh had to face a sudden vacuum of the entrepreneurs (who were mainly from West Pakistan). However, towards 1980’s a new industrial venture namely garments manufacturing factories started to grow with some favorable policy support from the Government and preferential treatment of major apparel importing countries by guaranteed share of their market. Methods: The data collection method is primary survey on employees of garment industry and experts of the same industry supported by secondary research on previous research, industry report, government paper, and interview of resource persons. Percentage analysis, hypothesis tests are the primary tools used for the data analysis. Conclusions: The findings show that garment workers are unhappy with their working environment and about pay package.

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  • SSM Sadrul Huda & Nargis Akhtar, 2011. "Employee’s View on Job Satisfaction: A Study on Garments Industry in Bangladesh," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 5(1), pages 1-9, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:5:y:2011:i:1:p:1-9
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    1. Mohedul Islam & Mohitul Ameen Ahmed Mustafi & Rafiqul Islam & Nazrul Islam, 2016. "A Multivariate Analysis of Job Satisfaction of Ready-made Garments (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh," International Business Research, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 9(9), pages 110-121, September.

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    Keywords

    garments; Job; Satisfaction; Employees; Working; Environment;

    JEL classification:

    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management
    • M55 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Contracting Devices

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