International Research Collaborations in Textiles & Apparel: Reflections & Best Practices

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2017-01-01
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Muhammad, Amanda
Khoza, Lombuso
Kobia, Caroline
Lee, Jaeil
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The purpose of the presentation was to explore and expand a model for creating international research groups and social entrepreneurial collaborations among academics in the Textiles and Apparel (T&A) industry. Topics of discussion included (1) how to empower women and girls in developing economies; (2) envision curriculum, research and entrepreneurship from a critical theory and feminist theory perspectives; (3) developing of a credible research team; (4) maintaining team commitment; (4) overcoming challenges; (5) identifying opportunities;(6) developing and maintaining an international profile; and (6) managing large-scaled international research projects.

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