Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/78973
Title:
Quality in international clothing supply chains: cost versus quality
Authors:
Rowe, Helen D.; Popp, Andrew; Ruckman, Ji Y.
Citation:
Journal of fashion marketing and management, 2001, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 275-288.
Publisher:
Emerald
Publication Date:
Dec-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/78973
DOI:
10.1108/EUM0000000007291
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfmm/jfmm.jsp
Abstract:
Building on a series of earlier studies of the relationship between quality and international clothing supply chains, this paper focuses on the role of independent test houses in order to further explore the tensions between cost and quality imperatives operating in the process of internationalisation. The paper, using qualitative data derived from semi-structured face-to-face interviews, first establishes a theoretical perspective on the position of testing and the test house in the supply chain, before turning to an examination of the cultural attributes of test houses, retailers and manufacturers. This approach allows for an assessment of the value accorded to quality issues. The paper concludes by stressing the dominance of the cost imperative.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, published by and copyright Emerald.
Keywords:
Clothing industry; Interviews; Supply-chain management
ISSN:
1361-2026

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dc.contributor.authorRowe, Helen D.-
dc.contributor.authorPopp, Andrew-
dc.contributor.authorRuckman, Ji Y.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-27T15:17:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-27T15:17:25Z-
dc.date.issued2001-12-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of fashion marketing and management, 2001, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 275-288.en
dc.identifier.issn1361-2026-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/EUM0000000007291-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/78973-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, published by and copyright Emerald.en
dc.description.abstractBuilding on a series of earlier studies of the relationship between quality and international clothing supply chains, this paper focuses on the role of independent test houses in order to further explore the tensions between cost and quality imperatives operating in the process of internationalisation. The paper, using qualitative data derived from semi-structured face-to-face interviews, first establishes a theoretical perspective on the position of testing and the test house in the supply chain, before turning to an examination of the cultural attributes of test houses, retailers and manufacturers. This approach allows for an assessment of the value accorded to quality issues. The paper concludes by stressing the dominance of the cost imperative.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfmm/jfmm.jspen
dc.subjectClothing industryen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectSupply-chain managementen
dc.titleQuality in international clothing supply chains: cost versus qualityen
dc.typeArticleen
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