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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Industrialising Africa in the era of globalisation: challenges to clothing and footwear
Editors:MacCormick, DorothyISNI
Kuzilwa, Joseph A.ISNI
Tegegne Gebre-EgeziabherISNI
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:University of Nairobi Press
ISBN:9966846867; 9789966846860
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
Subjects:clothing industry
footwear industry
small enterprises
conference papers (form)
Abstract:Traditionally, clothing and footwear have been the entry point into industralization for developing countries. They require low investment, are labour intensive, and produce goods that are needed both at home and in export markets. This collective publication is about the challenges that the clothing and footwear industries in a number of Subsaharan African countries are experiencing in the present era of globalization. The chapters are revised versions of papers presented at a conference organized by the African Clothing and Footwear Research Network (Muldersdrift, South Africa, May 2005). Contents: Introduction: Researching clothing and footwear in the era of globalisation (Dorothy McCormick, Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Tegegne Gebre-Egeziabher). Part 1, Africa's clothing industry: The Asian drivers and SSA (Subsaharan Africa): MFA (Multifibre Arrangement, formally Arrangement Regarding International Trade in Textiles) quota removal and the portents for African industrialisation? (Raphael Kaplinsky and Mike Morris) - Competitiveness of the Kenyan apparel sub-sector in the context of liberalisation and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (Moses Kindiki) - The competitive dynamics of the clothing industry in Madagascar in the post-MFA environment (Mike Morris and Leanne Sedowski) - Entrepreneurs' attributes and small-scale apparel making firms' performance in Tanzania (Joseph Kimeme and Andrew H. Mbwambo) - Strategic positioning and small firm performance: a multivariate analysis of small-scale apparel manufacturing firms in Tanzania (Andrew H. Mbwambo). Part 2, Footwear in African production: Small scale footwear production in Ethiopia: a value chain perspective (Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher) - Micro and small footwear firms in Tanzania: challenges of adjusting to the effects of liberalisation (Joseph A. Kuzilwa and Prosper H. Ngowi). Part 3, Issues affecting clothing and footwear: Structures and patterns of domestic cotton value chain and the interface in selected companies from Mwanza, Tanzania (Josephat Stephen Itika) - Johannesburg: tracking the emergence of Africa's fashion capital (Christian M. Rogerson) - Financial services and the performance of micro and small-scale clothing enterprises in Kenya (Rosemary Atieno). [ASC Leiden abstract]