Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2011/06
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Meeting the Challenge of China: The Vietnamese Garment Industry in the Post MFA Era
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Global Networks (Wiley-Blackwell)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 11(2),pp.355-379
Author and coauthor Goto,Kenta and Thoburn,John
Details Although China has diversified into sophisticated, higher value-added exports, it is still a formidable competitor in global markets for basic labour-intensive products. It is the world’s largest exporting country of textiles and garments, the archetypal driver of industrial growth both in developed countries in the past and in most newly industrializing countries more recently. When the export restrictions under the MFA ended at the start of 2005, it was predicted that China would greatly increase its market shares at the expense of most competitors, except perhaps India. Vietnam has proved itself an effective competitor in the garment industry in markets where China is dominant. In this article we investigate how key export-oriented garment suppliers of Vietnam have been coping with competitive challenges in the post MFA era at a time when global buyers have been re-organizing their international production networks.
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2011.00330.x
ISSN 1470-2266