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Title: Near-sourcing UK apparel: value chain restructuring, productivity and the informal economy
Authors: Hammer, Nikolaus
Plugor, Réka
First Published: 29-Aug-2016
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Industrial Relations Journal, 2016 (15)
Abstract: Fast fashion's emphasis on quick response production and supply chain management is at the basis of renewed growth in UK apparel manufacturing. This article shows how increasing pressure from lead firms has resulted in manufacturers maintaining profit levels, mainly, through informal subcontracting and informal employment, as opposed to increasing productivity.
DOI Link: 10.1111/irj.12146
ISSN: 0019-8692
eISSN: 1468-2338
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link:
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