Determinants of Firm Competitiveness: Case of the Turkish Textile and Apparel Industry

Solmaz Filiz Karabag, Marco Chi Keung Lau, Farrukh Suvankulov

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Volume105
Issue number1
Early online date25 Aug 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Textiles
clothing
Turkey
Focus Groups
Statistical Factor Analysis
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Motivation
Industry
foreign markets
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focus groups
Factor analysis
human resources
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Managers
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