First published in 1997, this volume explores production, organisation and technological change for the clothing industry worldwide. It compares production approaches in various countries as well as highlighting commonalities between all clothing industries, drawing a particular comparison between clothing industries in high-wage and low-wage areas. The contributors discuss issues such as clothing in high wage economies alongside case studies in Japan, Italy, Germany, Finland, the US and the UK.
Table of Contents
1. Restructuring Clothing. Jonathan Winterton and Ian M. Taplin. 2. De-regulation, Division and Decline: the UK Clothing Industry in Transition. Jonathan Winterton and Ruth Winterton. 3. Backwards into the Future: New Technologies and Old Work Organization in the US Clothing Industry. Ian M. Taplin. 4. A Difficult Path to Recovery: New Strategies for the Finnish Clothing Industry. Antti Kasvio. 5. Dwarfs and Giants Maintaining Competitive Edge: the Italian Textile Clothing Industry in the 1990s. Fiorenza Belussi. 6. Production, Organization and Technological Change: the German Clothing Industry in International Competition. Ulrich Adler and Michael Brietenacher. 7. In Search of Competitive Advantage: Contemporary Change in the Japanese Apparel Industry. Annie Garanto. 8. Making Sense of Strategies for Survival: Clothing in High Wage Economies. Jonathan Winterton and Ian M. Taplin.