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The Clothing Industry in the USA, UK, and Germany

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses (i) how and why a process of striking economic decline has occurred; (ii) the structure of the industry in each country, taking into account ownership, firm size, capabilities ... More


The Switch in Industrial Leadership

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Korea has diversified from less to more complex diversified industries in a nonlinear fashion. This chapter suggests that cotton spinning and weaving, South Korea's leading sector in terms of ... More


The Handloom Weavers' Bones

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

The fierce competition triggered after 1815 by Britain's technological revolution in textiles created havoc, and ultimately four defensive strategies among textile‐producing countries: at the high ... More


Shutdowns in the Sun Belt: The Decline of the Textile and Apparel Industry and Deindustrialization in the South

Timothy J. Minchin

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the decline of the textile and apparel industry in the South. For decades the industry was the biggest employer in the region, but since the 1970s it has been hit hard by import ... More


The U.S. Textile Industry: Responses to Free Trade

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how and why the textile and apparel industries took a protectionist stance—and how protectionism was defeated. A close examination of the record illustrates that U.S. textile ... More


The ABCS of Japanese and Korean Accumulation

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter is concerned with how acceleration in South Korean investments and exports was activated from the beginning of the 1960s, largely by exploiting its low‐wage advantage. The main emphasis ... More


Sector Associations and Locally Led Reregulation of Textiles in the WTO Era

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines China's regulation of the textile industry in the WTO era. Decentralized engagement characterized the overall pattern of state control in the WTO era but the extent and nature ... More


Textiles

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the history of the textile industry, particularly cotton-spinning and how the Japanese obtained the necessary technologies and skills to be able to establish and expand the ... More


Dismantling Central Control of Textiles in the Pre-WTO Era

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines China's deregulation of the textile industry in the pre-WTO era. In 1993, the central government dismantled the Ministry of Textile Industry, forty-four years after its ... More


Time and the Textile Industry Time and the Textile Industry Gaskell and Tagore

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 addresses the principle of time, giving stepped‐up attention to history. It traces the development of the preeminent industry of the industrial revolution, linked to trade at home, abroad, ... More


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