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Explaining declining industries in developing countries: The case of textiles and apparel in Ghana

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2015) Explaining declining industries in developing countries: The case of textiles and apparel in Ghana. Competition and Change, 19 (1). pp. 19-35. ISSN 1024-5294. (doi:10.1177/1024529414563004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57782)

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Abstract

Although declining industries have garnered a plethora of scholarly attention, there is still a theoretical deficit in our understanding of factors that precipitate them in developing countries. This paper examines the causes of declining industries in developing countries. The paper develops an integrated framework to shed light on the subject. Using insights from the textile and apparel industries in Ghana, the study uncovered factors such as global competition, the growth of second-hand clothing and smuggling, and obsolete technologies used by firms have interacted to precipitate the incremental decline of the industries. The study outlines the important implications for theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1024529414563004
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa; Declining industries; Ghana; Liberalization; Textiles and apparel
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 15:02 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57782 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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