Challenges to Vietnamese firms in the world garment and textile value chain, and the implications for alleviating poverty

Nadvi, Khalid, Thoburn, John, Tat Thang, Bui, Thi Thanh Ha, Nguyen, Thi Hoa, Nguyen and Hong Le, Dao (2004) Challenges to Vietnamese firms in the world garment and textile value chain, and the implications for alleviating poverty. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 9 (2). pp. 249-267. ISSN 1354-7860

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The global garment and textile industries face changing international trade regimes, concerns with labour standards, new competitors and forms of competition. These challenges have a differentiated impact on developing-country producers and workers. One potential 'winner' is Vietnam. This paper uses a global value-chain framework to analyse the Vietnamese experience. It maps Vietnam's changing position in the global industry, and probes ties between Vietnamese firms and global buyers. It explores links within the Vietnamese garment and textiles sectors, and considers the impact of global challenges on Vietnamese firms and workers. This helps distinguish who are the potential 'winners' and 'losers'.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This paper has been prepared as part of the project ‘Globalization, Production and Poverty’ (R7623), financed by a research grant from the UK Department for International Development. Vietnam is one of two target countries in which the impact of globalization has been studied in relation to the textiles industry; the other is South Africa. Garments have been studied in Vietnam and Bangladesh. For more information on the project, see globprodpov.html. The UK Department for International Development (Df ID) supports policies, programmes and projects to promote international development. Df ID provided funds for this study as part of that objective, but the views
Uncontrolled Keywords: exports,garments,poverty,textiles,value chains,vietnam,geography, planning and development,development,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 01:39
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2023 00:10
DOI: 10.1080/1354786042000207362

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