The performance of hong kong's textile industry: A longitudinal study using the value-added perspective

C. S. Leung, Kin Man To

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This paper examines the performance of Hong Kong's textile manufacturing industry in value-added terms. A longitudinal study was carried out by analysing the industry's production data for the period between 1983 and 1995. Findings from the analyses seem to only partially support the proposition that the territory's textile manufacturing industry has shifted its focus to higher-value-added production so as to improve its productivity performance, irrespective of the type of productivity strategies being adopted. It is postulated that, over time, the value added in real terms of the textile industry has a positive association with its relative value-added productivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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