Responses to globalized production: Restructuring and work reorganization in the clothing industry of high-wage countries

Ian M. Taplin, Jonathan Winterton

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Abstract

In a period of increased global competition, dramatic changes in consumer demands, and a reconfiguration of production technologies made possible by microprocessor innovations, firms face heightened market uncertainty and flexibility pressures. This has forced many firms to re-examine their market position and assess the optimal use of their resources in a market place that is increasingly characterized by consumer pull rather than manufacturer push. In the search for sustained competitive advantage, firms are experimenting with new organizational forms that will allow them to outperform the market (Porter, 1993), focusing more closely on their core competencies (Hamal and Prahalad, 1990), and endeavouring to position themselves in markets that permit full utilization of their resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization, Employment and the Workplace
Subtitle of host publicationDiverse Impacts
EditorsYaw A. Debrah, Ian G. Smith
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages259-282
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)0203451678, 9781134527984, 9780203451670
ISBN (Print)0415252415, 9780415252416
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy
PublisherRoutledge

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    Taplin, I. M., & Winterton, J. (2001). Responses to globalized production: Restructuring and work reorganization in the clothing industry of high-wage countries. In Y. A. Debrah, & I. G. Smith (Eds.), Globalization, Employment and the Workplace: Diverse Impacts (1st ed., pp. 259-282). (Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203451670/chapters/10.4324/9780203451670-18