Matching Sourcing Destination with Fashion Brands’ Business Model: Comparative Advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam Apparel Industries

dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Bertha
dc.contributor.author Simpson, Leslie
dc.contributor.author Karpova, Elena
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Sara
dc.contributor.author Karpova, Elena
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2019-01-02T01:04:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:20Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-12-26
dc.description.abstract <p>This study investigated the comparative advantages of the Bangladeshi and Vietnamese apparel industries using Global Value Chain (GVC) framework. In this study, the GVC framework was expanded to include social and environmental sustainability issues. Secondary data, for the 2012 - 2013 period, were collected and analyzed for each component of the apparel GVC. The findings indicated that while both countries have unique comparative advantages, Vietnam clearly emerged as a leader on many GVC components. Bangladesh’s comparative advantage lies in lower wages, producing high volume orders, and lean manufacturing. In spite of Vietnam’s higher labor costs, it has comparative advantages in higher productivity, skilled and trained workers, manufacturing of intricate styles of high quality, agility and flexible manufacturing, more developed infrastructure and logistic services as well as greater social and environmental compliances. This study contributes towards insight into best sourcing fit for fashion brand business models. Based on the findings, fashion driven companies offering more complex styles at a faster rate will benefit from choosing Vietnam. In contrast, Bangladesh might be a better choice for high volume driven companies that offer basic apparel and better value for their consumers. From theoretical perspective, the research makes an important contribution by expanding the GVC framework.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Jacobs, B., Simpson, L., Nelson, S., & Karpova, E. Matching sourcing destination with fashion brands’ business model: Comparative advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam apparel industries. Fashion, Industry and Education, 14(2), 11-23. Doi: <a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.011.%20" target="_blank">10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.011. </a></p>
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dc.source.uri 10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.011
dc.subject.disciplines Asian American Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.disciplines Industrial and Product Design
dc.subject.disciplines International Business
dc.subject.keywords sourcing
dc.subject.keywords Bangladesh
dc.subject.keywords global value chain
dc.subject.keywords Vietnam
dc.title Matching Sourcing Destination with Fashion Brands’ Business Model: Comparative Advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam Apparel Industries
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