Research Trend Analysis of Clothing and Textiles Research Journal from the
Global Supply Chain Management Perspective
Recently, Ha-Brookshire and Hawley (2013) presented new visions for the domain of Clothing and Textiles (C&T) as an academic discipline in the 21st century. The authors laid out the scientific nature and domain of C&T, reflecting today’s and future market environments that are industry-driven yet focused on satisfying all humans’ clothing needs and wants. Following Hunt’s (2002) explanation on the nature of science, the authors define C&T as the science of investigating satisfaction processes of humans’ clothing needs and wants, and its domain is consist of three main dimensions: (a) humans’ clothing needs and wants; (b) clothing and textile supply chain; and (c) human satisfaction.