Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2010/09
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Challenges to the Cambodian Garment Industry in the Global Garment Value Chain
Contribution Type First author
Journal The European Journal of Development Research  (Palgrave-Macmillan)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher (Palgrave-Macmillan
Volume, Issue, Page 22(4),pp.469-493
Author and coauthor 後藤健太, THOBURRN John
Details This article examines the competitiveness of Cambodia’s garment export industry, on
which the country’s recent and successful economic development has depended to an unusually
heavy extent. Using primary interviews and drawing on a wide range of secondary sources, it
documents how Cambodia was drawn into garment global value chains, based almost entirely on
inward investment. Despite its expansion in the face of strong Chinese competition, since the end of
the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing in December 2004, the industry remains vulnerable as
a result of deficient infrastructure, labour unrest, official corruption and the absence of an adequate
domestic textile industry, all of which serve to diminish its attractiveness to global buyers.
DOI 10.1057/ejdr.2010.21
ISSN 1743-9728